Central Point School District #6

Lead

Lead Testing

How does lead get into drinking water?

Lead can enter drinking water when service pipes that contain lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures. The most common problem is with brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures with lead solder, from which significant amounts of lead can enter into the water, especially hot water.

When does Central Point School District No. 6 test for lead?

During the fall of 2016 all fixtures used for drinking water and food preparation were tested. Going forward, the Central Point School District will continue to spot check all schools annually and test all fixtures at a site every six years.

Lead Testing Results