Arvin schools to open Monday despite water problems

ARVIN, Calif. - Arvin High School and all schools in the Arvin Union School District will be open Monday despite the boil order still in effect due to potential water contamination from a broken pipeline.

John Teves, Public Information Officer with the Kern High School District said the KHSD and AUSD have joined forces to make sure thousands of bottles of water will be available to students and staff.

Water pressure has been restored and all restroom facilities at the schools are in working order, but Teves also said the water quality remains questionable.

Hand sanitizers will be available in all restrooms and classrooms to prevent accidental exposure to possible contaminants due to hand washing, all drinking fountains will be shut down temporarily and lunches prepared by KHSD’s Food Services Department will be delivered to all schools.

Fernando Pantoja, General Manager for the Arvin Community Services District, told 23ABC that the boil order will be in effect until at least Monday.

Pantoja also told 23ABC all restaurants in Arvin were closed on Friday due to the water issue. The pipeline was fixed Friday, but the ACSD is waiting for results from water samples taken over the weekend.

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