San Diego Unified School District testing water for lead

Posted at 11:25 PM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-25 02:33:26-04

The San Diego Unified School District confirms, they will be water sampling at schools this Spring. On Friday, the district announced that Emerson-Bandini elementary school in Southcrest has tested positive for lead.

Lizbeth Meza has a brother who goes to Emerson-Bandini. She says the knowledge that lead was found in the water is worrying. 

“I think it’s good that all the water’s getting checked just to make sure. Obviously, it’s good that they’re doing that, trying to keep our kids safe," she said. "It’s comforting knowing that they actually care about our kids.”

One parent agreed, telling 10News, the testing shouldn't concern parents yet - since it doesn't mean all of the schools in the district have contaminated water. 

“I’m a parent of a child in the district as well," said Andrew Sharp, who works for the SDUSD. "I would say don’t jump to any conclusions. The reason we’re doing the testing is because we want to be able to tell everybody this water is good it’s safe to drink.

Testing at the rest of the schools in the SDUSD will start on April 4. Emerson-Bandini was tested early while the school district was working on unrelated water issues at the campus. 

You can track the test results here: