The latest round of testing at Butler School District’s Summit Elementary has revealed there are still elevated levels of lead and copper in the water.
Butler Superintendent Brian White discussed the most recent test results from the district’s water engineering firm Gannet Fleming during Monday’s school board meeting.
The school was hooked up to a newly installed Pennsylvania American water line in August and testing of the water has been ongoing since. It was found that the water coming into the school is clean but when the company tested five randomly selected faucets, there were still high levels of copper and lead. This led engineers to think that the problem could be in the fixtures, which will now be replaced. If that doesn’t fix the problem, the district could need to replace the lateral piping.
Summit Elementary has been closed since February. Summit students have been attending Broad Street Elementary, which was closed but then re-opened to accommodate Summit students.