ORO GRANDE, Calif. – The Oro Grande School District was made aware of and announced that the county- provided water serving the local community tested positive for E. coli bacteria.
Being made aware of this at 10:30 a.m., the district quickly notified parents with an hour. The affected well is on the border of Victorville and Oro Grande. When the district received the information they said that they turned off drinking fixtures at all three Riverside Prep Campuses. In addition, even though county officials said that handwashing is safe, out of an abundance of caution all campus sinks have also been shut down.
The students are being allowed to use restrooms and are being provided with hand sanitizer and bottled water. “The county, which described this notice as a “standard precautionary procedure,” is conducting further testing on the well and has notified us that while the bacteria was detected at the source water, all other water tested in the system has tested negative as of Thursday morning and they will be conducting more testing,” school officials explained.
Lunches consisted of pre-packaged meals district officials said. “Keeping our students and staff healthy at school is our top priority,” said Superintendent Heather Griggs. “Our focus now is to ensure our students are not affected by this county water problem and that safe drinking water is provided to our school’s students and staff.” The problem should be resolved in a timely manner county officials said.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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