Campus water testing update

On April 13, I wrote to the campus with information on the Knox College water supply, noting that the College had made arrangements to test the water in all College buildings serviced by older water lines. This morning, I received the results of those tests from an independent laboratory and am writing to share the reassuring results that all of the locations tested had lead readings below the action levels prescribed by the EPA. You may recall that those locations made up fewer than 5 percent of College buildings. While these results are encouraging, we will replace all lead service lines on campus this summer and will continue to monitor the quality of the College water supply.

The health and safety of the Knox College community remains our primary priority, and we will take all actions necessary to ensure the safety of the College’s water supply into the future.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me or Scott Maust, director of facilities services.


Keith Archer
Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services