Water Testing Results
To safeguard the health of our students, faculty and staff, Minuteman High School is taking part in a voluntary state program known as the Assistance Program for Lead in School Drinking Water. During mid-January, a representative from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) spent several days collecting samples at 108 water taps both at the school and on property owned by the school district.
These samples were analyzed for lead and copper. While none of the samples exceeded the acceptable limits for copper, 12 of the samples were found to exceed the Massachusetts Action Level for lead. The Massachusetts Action Level for lead in drinking water is 15 micrograms per liter (also known as parts per billion).
These results were neither alarming nor surprising. We have an old building, with an old piping system. And we were able to quickly address all 12 areas of potential concern.
to view a letter from Superintendent Bouquillon.