The recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan has caused concern regarding the safety of drinking water in other areas of the state. School districts and daycare centers have been the focus of concerned parents, wondering if the water is safe for their children.
Brandywine Community Schools has been proactive in our efforts and have conducted drinking water testing at all of our buildings. While there is no mandate by the state at this point to conduct water testing, we felt that this was something important to our school community. In compliance with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Guidelines, we identified and sampled water at all locations throughout the district where drinking water and food preparation water is used. Those samples were sent to a certified drinking water laboratory in the state for analysis. We are pleased to inform you that ALL of our samples for lead and copper in our drinking water came back as either non-detect or significantly lower than the maximum allowable levels as determined by the USEPA.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact
Ron Bartz, Maintenance Coordinator, at (269) 684-7150.