Posted by Dallas ISD News & Information on 3/8/2016
In late January 2016, Dallas ISD requested EFI Global, an environmental health and safety firm, to conduct water testing of the William H. Cotton Building and site. The request was made after learning that the building’s water had never been tested.
On Monday, March 7, the district received the findings of the report and it was concluded that some of the water sources at the Cotton Building are non-potable.
After reviewing the findings, out of an abundance of caution, the district is making plans to relocate employees out of the Cotton Building and move them to different facilities upon their return from spring break.
Bottled drinking water and other water sources will be provided for all employees and the water to all drinking fountains, ice machines and lavatory sinks will be turned off.
The Cotton Building serves as a work location for several hundred employees, many of whom are dispatched to campuses, including Custodial, Maintenance, Environmental, HVAC, Real Estate, Operation Business Services, Warehouse and Transportation employees.
As always, the safety of our employees is a top priority of the district.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.