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Witherspoon: ETHS water tested, meets standards

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Evanston Township High School Superintendent Eric Witherspoon advised the school community this week that its water has been tested for possible lead content and found to meet federal standards.

In an email to parents, the superintendent said: “In addition to annual testing by the City of Evanston, independent testing conducted on April 8, 2016, has shown that the water at Evanston Township High School meets all standards and the district is in compliance with laws and regulations concerning water quality, including lead levels.”

Samples were taken from four sites of the present building, which was constructed in 1923.

Results of the analysis, conducted by Gabriel Environmental Services, are posted on the school’s website.

Meanwhile, District 65 is currently in the process of having water samples tested from each of the elementary, magnet, and middle schools in the district and expects to receive results from this testing next week, according to a spokesperson.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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