TUMALO, OR -- Tumalo Community School reopens Tuesday, after a water problem forced the cancelation of Monday classes. According to the Redmond School District, Laidlaw Water needed to fix a leak in its main line, which supplies water to the school.
The water district is now testing samples to ensure water safety. Until those results are back, students and staff will be provided bottled water and a modified menu in the cafeteria. Bathrooms are usable, with alternate hand-washing stations.
Test results are expected back, Tuesday morning.
UPDATE: According to the school district, Laidlaw water tests showed no evidence of contaminants and the school's water has been deemed safe for consumption. In a statement, the district said, "We are thankful for their fast response and support to ensure that our water is safe. Safety precautions will be lifted and students will be able to utilize drinking fountains and faucets." Final lab results are posted HERE