The Nova Scotia government recently released water tests results for schools across the province. Tests at schools in the Strait Regional Centre for Education showed there were 41 sources, be it water fountains or taps, that exceeded limits for copper, lead, or both.
Mike Landry, operations director for the Strait Regional Centre for Education, said the testing began in the fall of 2019 and since then, the SRCE remediated all but 17 of the 41 sources. He said they will continue to work towards fixing the remainder, noting a timeline for individual spots depends on the location and the source of the contamination. Until such measures are taken, Landry said those locations won’t be available for use.
Landry said any of the areas of concern were isolated and posted, and the SRCE will continue to provide clean and safe drinking water in all of its schools