Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA

Lead Testing

The health and safety of our students and employees is a top priority at Longview Public Schools and we work hard to keep everyone informed. The district recently completed testing for lead in school water sources and is taking immediate action to address issues.

Every five years public schools are required to test the water from faucets and drinking fountains that a student or employee could get water from. For our schools, this means 1,099 water sources across the district were tested to see if the levels of lead exceed state standards. Through the testing we found a total of 56 water sources, or about 5 percent, that need to be repaired or replaced.

District Action to Fix the Issue

Upon receiving the water testing reports the district is taking immediate action to fix the issues. First, any water source identified as being out of compliance has been taken out of service to make sure nobody gets water from it until repairs are completed. The faucets, drinking fountains and/or pipes identified as needing to be replaced are being fixed. Our goal is to have all the repairs done by the time school starts on August 31, 2022. If repairs are not completed by the start of school any water source not yet fixed will remain out of service.

For more information on lead in drinking water, please visit the Washington State Department of Health website by clicking here. We appreciate your support of Longview Public Schools.