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Water Testing

Water Testing Reports

Salem-Keizer Public Schools tested water for contaminants at all schools during the Summer of 2016. Please see the copper and lead test results for each school listed below, as well as other resources related to this issue. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

Water Testing Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to fix things?

Our goal is to replace and test new fixtures as soon as possible.

Were hose bibs located outdoors and used for things like watering school gardens, for sports teams and concession stands, tested?

No. The district did not test any outdoor hose bibs, nor did we test any school garden soil or produce. However, we are considering whether to test outdoor hose bibs that could be regularly used for irrigating vegetable gardens or drinking. In the meantime, we are encouraged by this memo from the Oregon Health Authority, which says that garden vegetables are not a significant source of lead, even when grown in contaminated soils.

Based on this advice, Portland Public Schools has decided to allow continued consumption of their school garden produce. We have not restricted the consumption of vegetables grown in our school gardens.