Water Health Safety

  • For more information about current concerns, please read this Environmental Health and Safety flier from PPS, and watch this video.


    Dear Hosford Families and Staff,

    Portland Public Schools has contracted with TRC Solutions and seven state-certified labs to complete district-wide water testing in all PPS buildings by early July.  

    Hosford had fixtures with elevated levels of lead.  The results are here (yellow highlighted fixtures are above 15 ppb).

    There will be safe drinking water available in the fall and corresponding remediation planning will begin once results and a full assessment is complete.

    The district has established a website for regular updates about testing and results, as well as other initiatives we are undertaking to address the issues.

    If you have health concerns, please call Multnomah County’s Leadline at 503-988-4000 or visit www.leadline.org.  Multnomah County will be holding free lead testing for children and pregnant women on Friday, July 8th from 11:45am-12:30pm at the Gregory Heights Library, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland and July 15th from 11:45am-12:30pm at the Kenton Library, 8226 N Denver Ave. Other dates and times for free lead testing are here

    If you have any questions about plans moving forward please direct them to ehs@pps.net.

    Thank you for your support of Portland Public Schools. The safety and well-being of our students and staff remains our highest priority and we appreciate the community support during this time.

    PPS Communications