By Kelsey Clements
The Williamston Post
The water in all of Williamston’s schools is being tested as a precautionary action, school officials say.
Narda Murphy, superintendent for Williamston Community Schools, said that the school is working with Testing Engineers & Consultants Inc. to test the water.
Greg Talberg, one of the trustees on Williamston’s School board, asked at the Jan. 18 School Board meeting if the water at the middle school had been tested yet, according to unapproved minutes from the meeting.
Talberg said in an interview this week that he asked the question due to what is happening with the Flint water crisis and due to a strange odor and taste in Williamston Middle School’s water.
“It is just some precautionary procedures due to Flint,” said Talberg. “I am confident that the administration is handling it and doing its best to keep students and faculty safe.”
According to Williamston School Board member Joel Gerring, water testing is different for each district. The water quality permits vary for each school district and community.