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Message to parents/guardians regarding drinking water testing

November 11, 2019

​The health and safety of our students, staff and visitors to our buildings is a top priority for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). The LKDSB is committed to ensuring its facilities are compliant with Ministry regulations regarding drinking water testing. Any areas of concern are addressed in accordance with the Regulation in an appropriate and timely manner.

In accordance with Regulation 243/07, school boards and child care providers are required to flush the plumbing in schools and child care centres; sample and test the drinking water for lead content; as well as maintain logs and report drinking water results to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

In the event that levels of lead exceed ministry guidelines in a water sample, the LKDSB notifies Ministry and local public health officials and follows the direction of the Medical Officers of Health for corrective action and resolution.

The LKDSB is committed to openness and transparency regarding the health and safety of our facilities. A summary report of facilities with lead exceedances and corrective actions and resolutions is published on the LKDSB website. Complete water testing reports are also available for viewing at our schools.

Visit the Drinking Water Testing website​ to learn more.