The St. Anthony-New Brighton School District believes access to safe drinking water contributes to a healthy learning environment for our students. To ensure the quality of our drinking water, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District requested IEA to test different sources of water throughout our buildings specifically for lead. View IEA's report.
IEA tested 142 samples of water on August 11, 2016. Of those samples, 15 were retested on September 2, 2016. "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Minnesota Department of Health requires that action be taken at a specific fixture when the lead concentration exceeds the EPA's action level for schools of 20 parts per billion (ppb)," as indicated in the IEA report dated September 23, 2016. IEA's report identified three water sources approaching 20 ppb and nine other water sources in which the amount of lead exceeded 20 ppb. The fixtures on those sources of water were either replaced or disconnected from service.
The Minnesota Department of Health requires that each tap or fixture providing water for drinking or food preparation be tested every five years.