In the spring of 2023, the Jefferson City School District began testing water sources at facilities across the district to comply with recent Missouri regulations.
Water sources used for drinking or food preparation, including drinking fountains, bottle-filling stations, sinks, and ice dispensers will be tested.
This is a proactive measure -- there is no evidence to suspect our facilities have elevated levels of lead in the water sources. But since you cannot see, taste, or smell lead in drinking water, the only way to confirm the presence of lead in water is to have it tested.
Testing water samples will help the district identify if lead is present in our drinking water so that swift and appropriate action to mitigate risks can be taken.
Staff and families will be notified prior to the lead testing taking place and will be notified of the results upon test completion.
If lead is detected in any water samples, the district will develop and implement a mitigation plan, which will also be communicated to staff and families in the affected buildings.
Buildings which have been tested are listed below, along with a link to view the testing results.
Callaway Hills Elementary Results (tested in May of 2023: 5 fixtures above reporting limit included 5 sinks throughout building)
Central Office Results (tested in May of 2023: 0 fixtures above reporting limit)
Dix Road Results (tested in May of 2023: 0 fixtures above reporting limit)
Jefferson City High School Results (some fixtures tested in May of 2023: 0 fixtures above reporting limit)
Lewis & Clark Middle School (tested in July of 2023: 4 fixtures above reporting limit included 2 sinks, an exterior water hydrant, and a steamer)
South Elementary (tested in May of 2023: 0 fixtures above reporting limit)
West Elementary Results (tested in May of 2023: 0 fixtures above reporting limit)