Copper & Lead Testing Results
In December of 2019, the Province of Nova Scotia committed to testing the water in all public schools across Nova Scotia after Health Canada revised its guidelines related to lead concentration levels in water.
Health Canada also revised its guidelines related to copper concentration levels in water, and copper tests were also conducted.
To ensure that parents were confident in the availability of safe drinking water, the government also put bottled water in every public school in Nova Scotia.
This water will remain in place until appropriate mediation steps are taken.
In the meantime, Regional Centres of Education (RCEs) and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) have taken steps to remove access to any other water source until test results were received, and appropriate remediation steps can be taken.