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Dysart Safety UpdateLuke Elementary Parents and Guardians,

We always want to keep you informed about anything that impacts the health and safety of our campus. This afternoon we were advised to avoid using our school water supply for drinking or cooking as a precaution due to toxins being found in the water supply wells in the area. 

As advised, and with an abundance of caution, water fountains will not be available at Luke Elementary, and we have made alternative plans for food preparation on campus. In the meantime, we will have bottled water available for drinking. Please note that hand washing is ok, and sinks will still be available in restrooms and other facilities. 

The toxins were discovered when Luke Air Force Base submitted water samples for analysis of PFAS (Polyfluoroalkyl Substances), which are components present in many commonly used products, including a foam used by the firefighting industry. The preliminary results indicated that at least one of the water samples exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lifetime Health Advisory of 70 parts per trillion. Valley Utility Water Company’s water supply was impacted, which supplies water for 5,000 area customers, including Luke Elementary School. 

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our top priority, and we are working closely with Luke Air Force Base and Valley Utility Water Company on a long term solution, and they are working to install remediation measures in the water facilities. We will keep you posted as updates are available. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this challenge together.
Posted : 2/22 | Direct Link
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