A French-language elementary school in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce has detected unacceptable levels of lead in its drinking water.
In a statement released Friday, the Commission scolaire de Montréal said it will continue testing the water at École Marc-Favreau, on Somerled Ave., to determine the cause and fix the problem.
Staff distributed water bottles to the students on Friday, but the school will be equipped with water tanks as of next week. The school is encouraging students to bring reusable bottles.
All parents were informed of the situation as soon as the school found out, the CSDM said. No estimate was given Friday for how long the measures will be in place.
The CSDM had announced in late October it was starting to test the drinking water in its schools.
That came following an announcement from the government that Quebec will adhere to new guidelines established by Health Canada that cut the acceptable lead level to five micrograms per litre from 10 micrograms.