Certain drinking sources closed in Lebanon Schools

The Lebanon R-3 School District has closed a number of drinking water sources in the district after they were found to have more than 5 parts per billion of lead. Lebanon R-3 Superintendent David Schmitz tells us in total 135 of the 898 water sources in the district tested above the state legislatures limit, and 18 of them were drinking sources…

Dr Schmitz said that they don’t believe the children have been at risk….



While the deadline for the testing wasn’t until August 1st, the Lebanon R-3 District got started immediately and have taken steps to meet the Get the Lead Out of School Act standards.
The District has hired a consultant to determine if the lead’s source is within the building’s pipes or contained within the particular water fixture where water is being dispensed.
They will also be installing filters on the school water lines, sinks, and water fountains as needed, and do followup testing. Dr Schmitz said there is grant money being made available to schools in the state to address the issues. The School District has sent out a notice to school district parents and staff.