School start delayed by water tests
by Mike Eldred
Aug 27, 2017 | 2095 views | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DOVER- School officials have postponed the first day of school for students at Dover School until Tuesday, September 5.

According to principal Matt Martyn, the delayed start is to allow testing and certification of the school’s water system, following a recently completed repair. Martyn said the school learned that a 2,000-gallon underground water tank was leaking at its seams earlier in the summer. “The tank had to be dug up and repaired with a new gasket and by lining the inside of the tank,” he said. “We just finished that this afternoon (Wednesday, August 23).”

Although the repair has been completed, Martyn said that the system still needs to be filled and drained several times before final water quality testing and certification can be completed. “Some of the tests take three to five days to complete,” he said. “So we’re erring on the side of caution and delaying the first day of school.”

Martyn notes that there have been no previous water quality issues at the school, and school officials are confident the system will be certified and licensed in time for the new start date.

 

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