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Lead Testing of Drinking Water Info

All FUSD Campuses to Undergo Lead Testing of Drinking Water (Fremont, CA, February 5th, 2018) – On October 13th, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 746 requiring community water systems that serve certain school sites to conduct lead testing in potable water systems before July 1st, 2019. In response to this legislation, the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is working with the Alameda County Water District (ACWD) to conduct testing on all FUSD campuses.

Testing has already taken place at American and Irvington High Schools, Centerville Junior High School, and Ardenwood, Azevada, Forest Park, Leitch, Niles, Vallejo Mill and Warm Springs Elementary Schools, with all schools testing at acceptable levels. FUSD and the ACWD are now scheduling tests at all remaining school sites. ACWD expects all testing should be completed by the end of April 2018.

“As a school district, we cannot achieve our mission of educating students without providing a healthy environment for learning,” said FUSD Superintendent, Dr. Kim Wallace. “I thank our Maintenance, Grounds & Operations staff, as well as the Alameda County Water District for their quick response in testing our campuses and ensuring we are in compliance with state legislation.”

The California Water Boards have made information available to the public regarding lead testing in schools. Click here to read more.