TCSS to replace pipes at Rosemont that showed high lead levels

Published 6:31 pm Friday, December 21, 2018

The Troup County School System said Friday that an elevated level of lead was recently found in water pipes at Rosemont Elementary School.

Through an emailed statement, TCSS said that the elevated lead levels were found in the kitchen and nurses station water pipes during a regular test of the water system. According to the statement, sent by director of Public Relations Yolanda Stephen, TCSS has already replaced the pipes where the water levels were found to be elevated.

“With the health and safety of our students and staff in mind, precautionary measures were taken and TCSS chose to replace the pipes where the water levels were found to be elevated. In addition, we brought bottled water into the impacted areas to be used while the pipes were being replaced,” Stephen said. “We also contacted state entities for assistance to ensure our measures were in accordance with state law as it relates to elevated levels in potable water sources. They have commended us on our prompt action.”

Assistant Superintendent of Operations John Radcliffe is also in a video on the TCSS website, explaining the situation.

“There’s no need for alarm or worry,” Radcliffe said. “We really just want to be clear and express what exactly we’ve done with that water at Rosemont.”