Northwest ISD tests water for lead, pleased with results
Northwest ISD tests water for lead, pleased with results
This is the image for the news article titled Northwest ISD tests water for lead, pleased with resultsIn August, Northwest ISD tested water at 31 facilities or campuses for lead contamination. This process was completed at the end of last week, and the district is pleased with the results.

Samples were taken from every main kitchen sink and water fountain location. Of the 299 samples taken, only three were slightly elevated. One sample out of the eight taken at Lakeview Elementary and two samples out of the seven taken at Seven Hills Elementary were marginally raised. A second test was conducted on those three samples, and the retest came back well within the established Environmental Protection Agency threshold. Possible reasons for the slight elevation on the three samples in the first test could simply be an error or skew in the test result. The district does plan to investigate further and monitor those locations even though the second test came back well within the established threshold.

The test results given to the district last week show that all water samples at each building are well within the correct ranges. This specific type of testing is not mandated by any federal or state entity. NISD initiated this screening out of an abundance of caution.