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A total of 388 samples were taken districtwide. As required by Illinois Plumbing Licensing Law (225 ILCS 320/35.5), the water used at all schools for drinking and cooking was tested for lead. This included potable water taps, faucets, drinking fountains, and hand-washing sinks in the classrooms. Of all the locations tested, action was taken at eight locations with results in excess of the limits established by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). These locations were shut down, removed from service, mitigated and resampled. In early 2018, School District 45 received lab results for the resampling indicating that all mitigated locations met the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) water standards for drinking and cooking.
The following locations were mitigated and resampled:
The Water Sampling Summary for each school is available by clicking on the following links:
More information about drinking water testing is available on the Illinois Department of Health website.