Water Testing Results for AUSD School Sites
In October, 2017 AUSD voluntarily partnered with ACC Environmental Consultants and EBMUD to test the water at drinking fountains and faucets in its facilities.
Both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of California set “action levels” for lead at 15 parts per billion (PPB). An “action level” is the threshold at which action must be taken to ensure potable status.
So far, the vast majority of samples came in with lead concentrations of below 15 PPB. Faucets or fountains with water that had lead concentrations exceeding 15 PPB were immediately shut off, and staff are investigating the source of the problem.
Several letters describing the findings were sent to school communities last fall in response to parent/guardian inquiries. The remaining school principals received letters for their families on January 17, 2018.
The list below provides links to the reports from every school site.
CA ASSEMBLY BILL 746
California Assembly Bill 746, which was published on October 12, 2017,requires community water system to test lead levels at all California public K-12 schools sites constructed before January 1, 2010. The law went into effect January 1, 2018; the deadline for testing is July 1, 2019. AUSD initiated started its own testing in the fall of 2017.
You can find more information about the bill here.