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From HISD Chief Operating Officer, Wanda Paul
You may have seen reports that the district is working to remove lead from school drinking water. Here are some additional details to address any concerns.
When voluntary lead testing was done in 2017-2018, repairs were made to ensure little-to-no lead was detected in HISD water sources.
As of today, testing is still voluntary, and the district is working with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to sample and test its water sources and once again ensure there is little-to-no lead detected. If amounts exceed the state-issued threshold, HISD will make repairs and complete additional rounds of testing. All results will be provided to campus administration and will be posted on HoustonISD.org.
The water fountains in all district facilities are maintained, cleaned, and have been serviced.
Additionally, HISD is moving forward with installing bottle filling stations in March 2023.