South Yorkshire school reopens after two-day closure to ‘sterilise water supply’

A South Yorkshire primary school reopened today following a two-day closure after abnormal bacteria readings were registered in its water system.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 3:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 3:18 pm
Lacewood Primary School, Bolton-upon-Dearne. Picture: Google.

Lacewood Primary School, in Bolton-on-Dearne, was closed on Monday and Tuesday after ‘abnormal bacteria readings’ were found in its water supply but its headteacher Jeanette Stratton said it opened as normal today.

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Lacewood Primary School, Bolton-upon-Dearne. Picture: Google.

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In a statement, she said: “As we’ve informed parents, part of routine maintenance includes regular water samples and temperatures being taken to test for any abnormalities. 

“Following abnormal bacteria readings on Friday, a decision was taken to sterilise the water system, as a precaution and in line with guidance from the Health and Safety Executive.

“There have been no confirmed cases of illness at the school as a direct result of these abnormal readings.

“Following the sterilisation of the water system further water sample readings have come back as normal.”