Pinedale High School water tests reveal elevated lead levels
by Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1FM Radio
September 24, 2016
Sublette County School District 1 has received a report that elevated lead levels were found in water from a faucet in Pinedale High School.
As a result, all drinking fountains have been turned off, and students are asked to bring a bottle of water with them when they go to school. Additional testing is taking place at the Pinedale Middle School, and also the administration building.
No lead was found at the Pinedale Elementary School, which is a fairly new building, and thus, all operations at the elementary school will be as normal.
The lead problem is not coming from the Pinedale water supply. Mayor Bob Jones received the results from testing, and lead was not found in the Pinedale water system. It appears that the lead is being introduced within the plumbing system at Pinedale High School.
Mayor Jones stated that even though no lead has been found in the Pinedale water system, testing for lead will be elevated in an effort to make sure the Town’s water system is safe.