Brunswick County & Brunswick County Schools Joint response to the August 22, 2017 WECT online story, “H2GO looks at reverse osmosis systems for schools.”

08.23.2017

Joint response to the August 22, 2017 WECT online story, “H2GO looks at reverse osmosis systems for schools.”

We continue to have full confidence that the Brunswick County water supply—including at our schools—is absolutely safe to drink.  The health and well-being of our students and staff is our number one priority, and it is something we will never take lightly.

We have worked closely with our partners at the State and Federal levels to monitor our water supply, and we will continue to do so.  Results of our regular water supply tests, which have been examined and verified by scientific experts at the State, confirm that parents should have no concerns about their children drinking the water at our schools.

Furthermore, at no time have leadership at Brunswick County Schools or Brunswick County Government been in discussions with H2GO about putting reverse osmosis systems in four of our 19 county schools. If alternative treatment methods are deemed to be the best way forward in the future, it is something that will be best implemented on a County wide basis.

Leslie K. Tubb
Superintendent
Brunswick County Schools
Ann B. Hardy
County Manager
County of Brunswick