Update on Atlanta Public Schools Water Testing
Currently, Atlanta Public Schools is voluntarily testing for the presence of lead in 113 district buildings. This proactive process is ongoing and district officials are receiving results from tests and retests daily.
Of the 750 water sources sampled thus far, 23 showed elevated levels of lead. Each of these sources was immediately isolated from public use and corrective actions are being implemented to address the elevated levels. In some cases, a simple flushing of a fountain or sink was all that was required to produce a clear report.
APS continues to be committed to the safety and well-being of its students and employees. The district will continue to take corrective action on any water sources found to have elevated levels of lead, with the goal of having all water sources cleared when school employees return to their buildings for the start of the 2016-2017 school year on July 27, 2016.