Grounds & Maintenance
Water Test Information
To the Students, Families, and Staff of Pioneer Valley Regional School:
During recent sampling for lead and copper, some water taps at our school had lead levels that exceed the Massachusetts Action Level for lead in drinking water at schools and early education and child care facilities. See sample results below. The Massachusetts Action Level for lead in drinking water is 0.015 milligrams per liter (also known as parts per million).
We would like to inform you about our plans to reduce potential exposure to lead in drinking water at our school. Lead is not believed to be in our water source but plumbing and fixtures in our buildings may contain lead, resulting in an increase in the lead content in tap water. Exposure to lead is a concern because lead is a toxic metal that has a range of adverse health effects.