Periodically Sherwood School District will conduct various water quality testing in response to observations made during routine maintenance inspections or concerns brought to the school districts attention. Below you will find information and test results.
Hopkins Elementary (Water discoloration) (last updated 7-11-17)
Discoloration of the water coming out of some of the faucets in Hopkins Elementary during the week of April 24th, 2017. Samples were taken from select water fixtures on Wednesday (4/26/17). Out of abundance of caution all water fixtures were taken out of service (covering with a plastic bag and attaching a sign indicating this fixture is out of service until further notice.) Bottled water and hand sanitizer was supplied to the school for occupant use while the water fixtures were out of service. Sherwood School District partnered with the City of Sherwood Public Works department and PBS Environmental Engineering to investigate and test the water quality to determine the cause of the discoloration. Results and mitigation steps are noted below.