Water Testing

In 2017, the State passed Public Act 099-092, a law that requires schools constructed before 2000 and occupied by preschool through fifth grade students to test its potable water sources for lead. Potable water sources include drinking fountains, classroom faucets and sinks used for food preparation in buildings occupied by children under first grade. District 58 is diligent about providing a safe and healthy learning environment for students and staff and went beyond the law requirements to complete testing at all schools in fall 2017. The District’s goal is always to provide school building occupants with an adequate supply of safe, potable water.

Afterward, the District reported results to parents and staff and remediated water fixtures with any level of lead by removing or shutting off the fixture, replacing parts, or adding a filter, among other strategies. In fall 2018, these fixtures were retested and results were shared with families and staff.  The Buildings and Grounds Department immediately remediated or shut off service to water fixtures with lead levels at or above 5 ppb. 

District 58 remains commited to a safe and healthy learning environment. As part of this commitment, District 58 will conduct voluntary water testing at all schools in June 2021, while schools are still occupied. District 58 expects to receive test results in late-June. The District will post the results to this webpage and will email school results to each individual school community. District 58 intends to promptly remediate any issues found, with the goal of completing all remediation work prior to the first day of school.

District 58 has currently met all regulations and will continue to do periodic water testing.  Additional information on lead in water can be found from the EPA, the CDC, and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Those with additional questions about water testing may contact District 58’s Director of Buildings and Grounds Kevin Barto at 630-719-5858 for more information.

2018-19 school year results

Summary: The only fixtures that tested above 5 ppb at any school were sinks not typically used for drinking or bottle filling.

2017-18 school year results