Lead Testing in Lawrence Township Schools
January 27, 2020
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During the 2016-2017 school year, the Marion County Health Department conducted water testing at all schools in Marion County. A full report was published by the Marion County Health Department. The Indianapolis Star recently published the report, which has raised some questions as to the actions taken at the time of release. While the results for the MSD of Lawrence Township were positive overall, at the time results became available in late 2018, 28 fixtures district-wide tested levels exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. In response to the results, fixtures with irregular lead levels were replaced immediately. All fixtures with issues have since retested by the district to ensure resolution, and have surpassed EPA requirements.
The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we will continue to make every effort to ensure an optimal learning environment is delivered each and every day.