On February 24, 2023 the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) tested for lead in all water consumption points at Freire Charter School Wilmington as part of their statewide initiative to identify the levels of lead within the drinking water system. The results showed that the water in our building is safe to drink, as none of the water consumption points in our building presented lead levels above a laboratory reporting limit. This round of testing confirms Freire Wilmington’s own testing conducted by Environmental Concepts, LLC in October 2022, which also found zero actionable traces of lead in our drinking water. You can view the lab results from our testing here:
Freire Wilmington takes lead safety very seriously. Prior to the state beginning to test for lead in water, Freire Wilmington had hired an independent contractor to test for lead levels in all sinks, toilets and faucets in 2016, 2021, and 2022. Our next comprehensive testing is scheduled to occur in 2024 and at least every three years thereafter. We will keep everyone informed of the results of future tests, and Freire Wilmington will always work proactively to keep our drinking water and building safe.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Freire Schools Operations Manager Colandus Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org.