Forder Elementary School

Water Testing Results: Forder Elementary School

SCI collected 48 drinking water samples from various water fixtures located throughout the structure and submitted them for analytical testing. The water samples were analyzed for lead in accordance with the “Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act,” Section 160.077, which establishes an action level of 5 parts per billion (ppb). The 5 ppb level required by the state is a stricter threshold than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recommended action level of 15 ppb.

The drinking water samples that exceeded the action level are identified below.

Published: April 9, 2024
Updated: June 17, 2024

Sample location

Sample description

Result (ppb)


Retest Results (ppb)

Room 111

Front Wall Left Sink


Installed new faucet


Room 111

Side Wall Sink


Installed new faucet



Mixer Faucet


Removed and capped



Garbage Disposal Sink


Installed new aerator


Dishwashing Room

Triple Basin Sink, Middle Sink


Installed new faucet


Room 112

Water Fountain


Installed new bubbler


Nurse’s Office



Installed new faucet


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Note: Room 111 is an art room with sinks primarily used for cleaning. The Kitchen Mixer Faucet was not being used.

The water fixtures listed above will be labeled not for drinking until the district’s facilities team can complete remediation and SCI completes retesting. This page will be updated as we make progress remediating fixtures.

See testing result report from SCI.

Return to Safe Water at School.

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