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    Water Quality Update
    Posted on 10/12/2017

    October 12, 2017


    Dear Rainier Beach Families,

    I want to alert you to a situation in our community that has affected our school. The Seattle Public Utilities Department(SPU) has been working on a waterline near our school. The work has been completed, however, we noticed that our tap water became discolored. We contacted SPU, and they asked us to flush the water until it is clear.

    We have been flushing all of our systems. However, water in bathrooms – which is not used for drinking – may still have a slight discoloration. We are monitoring the situation to ensure that students only drink from appropriately flushed fountains.

    Please know that we take health and safety for our students very seriously and will continue to work the city to minimize the school’s disruption due to infrastructure work.

    I am providing additional information and guidance from the city for your review. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to speak with families and guardians directly.


    Keith Smith