Tigard-Tualatin School officials address water concerns in Templeton Elementary.

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Article courtesy by  Findley Merritt | Feb 18th 2013 |  The Oregonian

TIGARD — Tigard-Tualatin School District will begin installing bottled water dispensers in James Templeton Elementary after water tests showed varying levels of lead.

The district will also turn off classroom drinking fountains and provide bottled water for the kitchen, according to a letter interim Superintendent Roger Rada sent to schools parents Wednesday.

District officials have periodically tested the drinking water and found traces of lead in the morning, the letter says. The levels disappear after the water system is flushed.

Although Templeton has flushed the water system every morning, the district will install bottled water dispensers and start testing the water filters as an added precaution.

The district encourages parents who have questions to attend a meeting Tuesday in the Templeton cafeteria around 6:30 p.m. A fact sheet is also available on the website, and folks can email the district, templetonwater@ttsd.k12.or.us, with questions about the issue.

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