St. Andrew’s Episcopal School updates parents on lead levels found in water

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) — St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is still taking steps to make sure the water is safe for their students.

Headmaster Dr. George Penick sent a letter to parents updating them about the lead found in the water on the South Campus in Jackson.

They said they’ve conducted more tests on the unfiltered water, and they still found that lead levels remain above the EPA ‘s standard with an action level of 15 ppb.

Headmaster Penick said they also tested filtered water, and those levels ranged from 0.0 to 3.8 ppb, which is lower than the EPA’s standard action level of 15ppb. He said this proves that the filtration systems are working.

Drinking fountains at the Lower School will remain shut down at this time. The kitchen has filters on the sinks.

School officials said they checked with the Mississippi State Department of Health about Ridgeland’s water, out of concerns for their North Campus located on Old Agency Road. They said no lead concerns have been detected at the school in Ridgeland, but they are conducting independent testing to know the water situation for both campuses.



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