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04 February 2018

Update on water test results for new public schools

The Department of Education has today confirmed that bottled water will no longer be required at any public school from tomorrow.

The results of water testing have cleared 10 newly constructed public schools for elevated levels of lead.

The results provided by the Department of Finance’s Building and Management Works include retesting where inconsistent results were found in some taps.

All 11 new schools will operate normal water systems tomorrow (Monday, February 5) and bottled water will not be needed.

Initial tests at Aveley Secondary College have showed inconsistent results. The particular taps at that school have been retested and final results are expected in coming days. Until then, those taps in question will remain shut off and isolated.

The 10 schools are:
·         Fremantle College
·         Aspiri Primary School
·         Yanchep Secondary College
·         Oakwood Primary School
·         Wellard Primary School
·         Honeywood Primary School
·         Rapids Landing Primary School
·         Aveley North Primary School
·         Doubleview Primary School
·         Southern Grove Primary School

Flushing of all water pipes in more than 800 public schools across the State was also completed before students started the 2018 school year last Wednesday.

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