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Lead found in 3 sinks in Batavia School District

Lead found in 3 sinks in Batavia School District
Posted at 9:01 AM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 18:39:00-04

Three water fixtures in the Batavia City School District have been deemed unsafe after voluntary testing.

Multiple water samples were collected from all buildings in the school district and tested at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

More than 300 fixtures were tested and three sinks were found not to meet the guidelines outlined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA):

  • A restroom wash sink at an outdoor bathroom at John Kennedy School
  • A classroom sink at the Robert Morris building in a room not currently used
  • A sink in the lunchroom at the Richmond Memorial Library.

A letter has been sent home to parents of students stating, “While we know that this information may cause some concern, we have taken the necessary steps to address the situation and confirm the safety of water throughout the district. There is nothing that we take more seriously than the well-being of our students and staff.”

The Batavia City School District says the three sinks have been taken out of service and officials are working to fix the problem.