18 Feb

Lead in Prince Rupert schools no cause for alarm, says health authority

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/lead-prince-rupert-schools-1.3453507
By Daybreak North, CBC New

Drinking Water Fountain
The proposed legislation comes after four Prince Rupert schools were discovered to have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water. (Getty Images)

Elevated levels of lead have been found in the drinking water of some B.C. schools in Prince Rupert, parents learned Wednesday from district officials.

In a letter to parents, the district says it is working with the health authority to address “levels of lead that are higher than Health Canada recommended levels” in Conrad Elementary, Pineridge Elementary, Ecole Roosevelt Park Community School, and Prince Rupert Middle School.

Staff are taking the temporary measure of flushing the water system regularly to ensure students do not consume water that has been standing in pipes overnight.

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