DATE: 30 August 2017
RE: Consumer Notice of Tap Water Results
Please be aware that the most recent tap water sample tests showed slightly-above-normal levels of copper and lead in the following areas (full results attached):
1. CTC building room 573 – lab sink
2. Adult Education Office Bathroom – sink
3. Room 320 – lab sink
Consequently, please do not drink water from these three locations until further notice.
Please note that the raw water sample did not show contamination; only those three (3) sink faucets noted above were affected.
Upon notification of the reported results, Sussex Tech staff took immediate action to identify the cause of the elevated levels in an effort to remedy the situation. Staff then met with the Delaware Office of Drinking Water to ensure compliance with prescribed measures to guarantee the health and wellbeing of all staff, students, and visitors.
The entire water system will be flushed on a monthly basis to rid the system of any residual offending elements. We will also have the water sampled and retested this week and the following week, and then two (2) additional samples will be taken and tested every six (6) months after that for at least the next 18 months to monitor the levels. We will post an additional notification once the levels are back to the acceptable range.
All other tested areas of the Sussex Tech campus are in the acceptable range and deemed safe for consumption.
All drinking water access points continue to remain potable water sources as well.