Excessive levels of lead found in water at four SLO County schools

July 4, 2019

Amid statewide lead testing, excessive levels of the metal have been found in water at four San Luis Obispo County schools, with three of the violations being detected in water from drinking fountains. [Tribune]

In Pismo Beach, a pair of drinking fountains at Judkins Middle School were found to have lead levels of 20.4 and 95.1 parts per billion respectively, exceeding the threshold of 15 ppb set by the state, as well as the federal Environmental Protection Agency. In Paso Robles, two fountains at Bauer Speck Elementary School were found to have lead concentrations of 16 parts per billion, while a sink at Morro Elementary School in Morro Bay even more narrowly exceeded the threshold with a lead concentration of 15.2 ppb.

A drinking fountain at Templeton High School was found to have a lead concentration of 26 ppb. Water from the drinking fountain has since been resampled, and results are pending. In the other three SLO County cases, corrective action has been taken.

The California Legislature ordered the statewide lead testing in 2017. The tests took nearly two years, and results are still coming in.

State officials said this week the tests revealed lead in excessive concentrations in the water coming out of at least 291 drinking fountains, faucets and other fixtures at K-12 schools in California. Test results are available thus far for more than 33,000 fixtures.

Most of the contaminated fixtures have been fixed or removed.

The nonprofit Environmental Working Group said the lead problem is significantly more widespread than state officials claim publicly. The group said it was told by state officials that, using a stricter standard of what is allowable, excessive lead turned up at 1,166 schools out of 6,595 schools that have reported test results so far.


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kayaknut

Raises for all Principals and admistration


Nuclearlogic

Fluoride has a higher toxicity per PPB than Lead and only slightly lower than Arsenic. California forces Water Fluoridation on cities over 50K population. This is not about dental health. You don’t have to look any farther than your tooth paste tube for the Poison control center’s 800 number. If you swallow more than a Pea size amount.

Bottom line ……Its an Accumulative Nero toxin , Like Lead.

Anyone remember this ?

“While the nation focuses on the catastrophic health effects caused by Flint Michigan’s lead-poisoned drinking water, fluoride chemicals are still purposely added to public water supplies even though studies show they leach lead from water pipes and increase lead levels in children, according to a report from the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).”


Moderator

Good news “Nuclearlogic”, the SLO County schools have no control over Fluoride in Californians water.


Please remember this.


nazbol gang

I don’t want flouride added to the water either


Ricky2

Each year the city of SLO tells us our water is lead free, thus giving us the false impression we’re safe. While city water may be ok, this story tells us of the danger our faucet water may not be — because of contamination between our meters and our faucets. To reassure us, the city measures lead at several households in the city. What they’ve done is find households with no contamination, then go back to the same households year after year, then report based on that our water’s OK. That’s good PR for the city, but doesn’t do much for our safety. A random selection of households in older parts of town, different places each year, would give us a more honest, and health-affirming, assessment.


oldtimer

Please contact our local Congress rep Salaud @ 8058459744 and express displeasure. Try Jordan Cuminhand too @ 8052423512 to express local state displeasure.