Minnesota state law requires us to develop a plan to test for lead in school drinking water. The plan requires testing at least every five years; testing must begin by July 1, 2018, and be completed within five years. We are also required to make lead test results available to the public and notify parents that this information is available.
Byron Schools has developed a routine testing program intended to identify the presence of lead in water and to reduce levels of lead as indicated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This program consists of periodic testing, following the testing protocol established by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education, and remediation.
Byron Public Schools has sampled water sources in the past and plans to complete another sample of all water sources within the next five years. If interested in discussing the Lead in Drinking Water program or test results, please contact the District’s contact person regarding Lead in Water, Brian Haskin, at (507)-775-2301.
Additional information about Lead in Water, including what actions parents can take at home, can be found here.
|Contact: Brian Haskin|