CCRCE Water Testing Results

CCRCE News: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education has a drinking water quality monitoring and testing program in place that includes regular quarterly testing for coliforms and annual chemical analysis.

In 2019, Health Canada published new health-based guidelines for lead and copper in drinking water. A new water testing protocol for copper and lead was outlined by the Department of Environment for all Nova Scotia schools.

All CCRCE schools have been sampled and tested during the fall of 2019 and spring/summer of 2020. 

In December 2019, the Nova Scotia Department of Early Childhood and Education (EECD) announced that all public schools in Nova Scotia would have access to alternate sources of water to reduce any worry families might have about the quality of drinking water in our schools while this testing was underway. This water will remain in place until appropriate mediation steps are taken.

Currently, all schools receive clean drinking water. This will not change.

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