Water Retests Show No Lead and Copper Exceedance for Norman’s Washington Elementary School

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2018
Contact: Erin Hatfield, (office) 405.702.7119 (cell) 405.437.8468

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) notified Washington Elementary in Norman, Oklahoma, that water resamples showed no exceedance of lead and copper.

School officials were informed on November 2 that one of five routine water samples showed elevated levels of lead and copper. DEQ visited the school on November 6 to take repeat resamples, inspect the water system and provide technical assistance on proper sampling techniques. It has been determined that the exceedance was due to sampling error.

Due to the initial sampling results, Washington Elementary School will now be required by federal lead and copper rules to be on an increased sampling schedule.

For more information on lead and copper in drinking water, please visit: https://www.deq.ok.gov/water-quality-division/information-about-lead-in-drinking-water/