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Water notices sent home
SoVaNow.com / November 01, 2012Notices to the parents of Cluster Springs Elementary School students were sent home yesterday, notifying them that bacteria had been detected in the school’s drinking water.
The notice pointed out that five samples were taken from the school’s drinking water during October and three of those samples showed the presence of total coliform bacteria. The standard is that no more than one sample per month may show the presence of total coliform bacteria.
According to the notice, coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present. It is usually a sign that there could be a problem with the system’s treatment or distribution system.
The water may be safely consumed, but if one has specific health concerns, such as those with severely compromised immune systems, infants or the elderly there could be an increased risk.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Merle Herndon wrote in a letter sent out to parents of those students, that the 12,000 gallon tank and the entire water distribution system at Cluster Springs have been disinfected and samples collected and analyzed show no presence of total coliform bacteria after the corrective measures were taken.
She noted that the school system works closely with the regional health department in Danville and follows their recommendations for correcting such problems.
Herndon said parents needing more imformation about the Cluster Springs water problem may contact Larry Roller at 572-4346.
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