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Bottled water continues to be used at two Redding schools due to sodium in wells

Bottled water will be used at Redding Elementary School and John Read Middle School for drinking and cooking until further notice, due to excessive sodium and chloride concentrations in the wells.  An analysis of the issue was presented to the Redding Board of Ed earlier this month.  Sources could be salt storage facilities, road salting, and backwash from water softeners.  Bottles have been used at the elementary school since October 2016, and then started to be used a year later at the middle school.  A more permanent delivery systems for bottled water will be investigated.  Well water can be used for sanitary purposes.