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    Parent Letter re. Lead in Water at Eric Hamber Secondary School

    Oct 7, 2018

    Vancouver School Board and staff are proud of the proactive work done for many years to monitor and reduce the presence of lead in water in our schools. All drinking fountains in operation in District schools meet the current Health Canada guideline of less than 10 parts per billion (ppb) of lead.

    At its public meeting on September 24, 2018, the Board committed to further improve the safety of drinking water. This includes the decision to re-pipe all affected schools, and, to permanently close all drinking fountains that tested between 5-10 ppb and replace them with water bottle filling stations without lead containing materials. In addition, the Board directed staff to develop a plan to eliminate the presence of lead in water in all District schools. These measures will mean that there will be even less possibility of lead in drinking water sources.
    Attached please find a parent letter on the status of drinking water at Eric Hamber: