I am pleased to report that all of our faucets used for drinking or food preparation tested well below the EPA’s allowable limit for schools of 20 parts per billion for lead and copper, and below the lower threshold of 10 parts per billion established by the district. In fact, in most cases, the level were considered “non-detects.” This means we may now discontinue the daily faucet flushing, which we’ve been doing as a precautionary measure each morning since the start of school.
I want to extend a special thank you to our custodians and staff who assisted with this effort. The district also has more information on lead in water and the steps it has taken so far on a special webpage on its www.gcsnc.com website: Water Quality Protocols. If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the front office.
Dr. Angela Draper, Principal