Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,
As you may know, NSPS supplies its own drinking water to our staff and students. We are considered a public water system and are licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). Recently, public water systems were required to test drinking water for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The tests showed more PFAS in the water than is allowed by Rhode Island law.
The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We are sharing what we have learned about PFAS in our drinking water and what we are doing about it.
What are PFAS? Where do they come from?
What were the test results?
What does this mean?
Can drinking water be treated to lower PFAS levels?
What is NSPS doing about the PFAS?
Where can I find more information?
We are taking this matter very seriously and are working closely with RIDOH to finalize and get approval for a plan to fix the PFAS levels as soon as possible. We will share updates with you throughout this process.
Michael St. Jean,