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Water safety concerns at junior high school after pipe break

January 07, 2010
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SYRACUSE, UT — Students and faculty at Syracuse Junior High School must use portable toilets, jugs of water and bottles of hand sanitizer until school officials are able to determine whether a pipe break at the school resulted in bacteria contamination of the water, according to the Standard-Examiner.
According to the story, the Davis County Health Department took water samples Wednesday and hopes that the samples will come back clean today — otherwise the school will have to perform a super-chlorination shock of the entire system before students can resume using water fountains and sinks.
The 8-inch pipe, original to the 23-year-old building, broke due to a combination of age and weather, the story stated.
School principal Robin Bowden contacted the parents of every student, and the school district’s community relations director Christopher Williams said they have received many phone calls from parents concerned about the safety of the water, the story added.
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