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Water quality in our schools 

At PSD, we take a proactive approach to maintaining safe drinking water in our schools. 

Lead can be found in pipes, faucets, and interior plumbing fixtures and materials. Routine water testing is an important and necessary action to ensure the quality of our drinking water.  

Our water quality testing program aims to ensure all drinking water is safe. We conduct water quality testing on drinking faucets in all student-occupied buildings per state requirements to measure lead particulate levels. The data collected through sampling determines if immediate remedial measures, such as faucet replacement, are necessary. Washington State public schools act when lead tests reveal a concentration over 15 parts per billion. 

PSD consults with the Washington State Department of Health and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department throughout the testing process.  

Learn more: 
Proposed 2023 water quality test results and action plan (PDF) 

RCW 28A.210.410 

For more information about the health effects of lead exposure visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department website

Share Feedback: Submit your comments related to our proposed 2023 action plan online (Form) by 5 p.m. June 23, 2023.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Asbestos Hazard Annual Public Notice (AHERA)

According to the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), all school districts must notify the public of inspections, response actions, periodic surveillance and re-inspection activities on an annual basis. 

              Recent Notices: AHERA Annual Notification


Pest Control Management Notification

We will notify parents and staff whenever there is an application of pesticide to their affiliated district facility or grounds. 

  Recent Notices:  PSD Pesticide Notification