In recent test results, the Triad Schools Athletic Building has detected lead in levels exceeding the federal/state action level. Samples were taken on June 19th 2019. Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Triad Athletic Building was required to take 5 samples this monitoring period and 1 of the 5 samples collected are above 15 micrograms/L.
Triad Schools is working with Ohio EPA to correct this issue. We have removed the fixtures that tested avobe 15 micrograms/L from service. We will also be testing the water for corrosivity and developing and implementing corrosion treatment.
Lead typically enters the water primarily as a result of corrosion, or wearing away, of materials containing lead in the water distribution system and household plumbing. There are steps the public can take to reduce their lead exposure, which include running the water for 30 seconds to 3 minutes (or until it is noticeably colder) before using it for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby formula. For more information on the health effects, visit U.S. EPA's website: www.epa.gov/lead.
Posted: June 27th, 2019
It is important to note that all prior testing over the years, there has been no detection of lead.
Also, five samples were taken and only one has lead results. This would certainly say that the fixture is at fault, not the water system. The fixture has been taken out of service. There will be an extreme amount of additional testing across the entire Athletic Building complex to pinpoint the exact reason.
Please keep in mind, this only affects the Athletic Building. The Athletic Building has a stand alone water system.
All other buildings have different water systems and all have NO lead in their systems.
Please follow the links to the right for more information regarding the water test results of the Athletic Building.