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News Category: Regional NewsNews Tags: 15, Amador, PPM, Unsafe, and water

  • Today a man holding a clipboard came into my AP Government and Macroeconomics class during fourth period and asked the teacher, “Do you have a water source in this classroom?” The entire class was instantly befuddled, and we soon found out that there was unsafe water at Amador.

    During a water inspection at Amador Valley High School it was found that two of the faucets contained unsafe drinking water. One of these faucets is located back by the G building and the other is by the baseball diamond (two sinks that basically no one knew about, and thus they were ignored and not up to code). The legal, safe amount, of lead in water is 15 parts per million (PPM), and these two faucets were found to have 16 PPM of lead in them — not a huge difference, but still unsafe.

    Now the school is undergoing a massive water inspection, with inspectors checking in with all of the classrooms to see if they have potable water in them. As of right now, we do not know how Amador is planning to fix this water issue, or whether there are other unsafe faucets at Amador.

    Have we all been unknowingly drinking unsafe water? What will happen to the health of our student body? Speculation and concern about this issue is on the rise. Stay tuned.

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