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Drinking water at Plum Point Middle School has been shut down after it tested positive for bacteria, according to an email sent Friday morning by the school’s principal, Zach Seawell.
“Although not necessary, we are taking precautionary measures by shutting down all drinking fountains, setting up water stations on each level, and providing hand sanitizer,” Seawell’s email said, explaining that the initial water test was routine.
The email said students will be allowed to carry water bottles from home and all bathrooms are fully functional and can be used by staff and students.
Seawell also stated in the email that the Calvert County Health Department was aware of the school’s actions and the water system will be treated according to the recommendations of Maryland Department of the Environment and the Calvert County Health Department.
“Once treatment procedures have been completed, retesting of the well will occur next week,” the email said. “...While we understand the inconvenience that this causes, steps are in place to maintain a safe environment for all staff and students, and classroom instruction can continue.”
The school had no comment when contacted via phone.