Water Testing Update:
The allowable limit for lead in water has been cut in half. Following a number of tests, the district has confirmed that flushing of water lines is not effective to reduce the amount of lead in water to this new limit at most sinks in schools and other district buildings. All staff and students are advised to use the filtered water fountains for all safe drinking water. There is also a new limit for copper in water. The district is consulting with the Northern Health Authority on the steps to be taken to meet this new requirement.
Update: January 20, 2020:
Due to the new standard for copper content in drinking water issued by Health Canada, as a precaution, Northern Health has asked SD 52 to provide bottled water until they can confirm the test results from our recent water test.
Our maintenance crew will be by this afternoon to shut off water fountains and post the notice. Water deliveries with pump handles will begin as soon as possible.
Cam McIntyre, CPA, CA
School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert)
634 – 6th Avenue East
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 2Z7