Water problems cause early dismissal for Weston schools last week

Weston Public SchoolsWeston public schools had an unexpected early dismissal on Friday, June 14, because of water problems.

Restrooms in some of the schools weren’t operational and the cafeterias were unable to serve meals because of discolored water and loss of water pressure.

Weston Schools Superintendent Colleen Palmer said water officials and the Westport Weston Health Department were contacted Friday about the water problems.

Over the weekend, the water system was flushed out with chlorine and faucets were running. The water was tested on Sunday. “The problem was fixed,” said Jo-Anne Keating, director of finance and operations for the schools. The schools were reopened on time on Monday, June 17.

Dr. Palmer said it appeared someone who was servicing the water system at the schools inadvertently injected too much air into the system, which pushed sediment up into the water, causing discoloration and a lack of water pressure.

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