GCISD conducts water quality tests
In Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, the safety of our students and staff is a top priority. Amid questions about lead content in drinking water in some area school districts and out of an abundance of caution, GCISD is bringing in an environmental consultant to obtain and test water samples from facilities constructed before 1989. The district is focusing on these facilities because Congress mandated that any construction post-1986 be done with lead-free drinking water components. The goal is to have results in before the start of school. Additionally, the district will run its water systems to remove any water that was sitting in tanks or pipes over the summer.
Should any samples come back with unacceptable lead content, the corresponding water fountain or kitchen equipment will be out of commission until it can be replaced or additional water testing is conducted.
District officials have also been in contact with representatives from our water suppliers regarding their testing and water quality. The cities of Colleyville, Euless and Grapevine have assured the GCISD that their water sources all meet or exceed guidelines established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency.