Like many of you, we were concerned about drinking water after seeing news about unhealthy levels of lead in some elementary schools in Portland. Currently, Oregon law does not require schools to test drinking water, however, District 6 collected water samples, on June 2, 2016, from all district facilities (except Sams Valley—that facility was tested in September of 2015 as part of routine required testing for well water) to test for lead and copper. Although some samples contained small amounts of lead, all samples were below EPA standards. Samples were taken from a variety of sources in each building and collected according to the protocols established by Neilson Research. Neilson also conducted the analysis of each sample and their reports, by building, are linked below.