Ferris ISD ceases use of city water for consumption Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Surrounding Areas on January 21, 2017 by Staff Report Photo courtesy Ferris ISD. FERRIS — Ferris Independent School District has stopped providing City of Ferris water to students following the city's announcement of high fluoride levels."We were notified at 3:00 yesterday afternoon (Thursday) about a water quality issue with the City of Ferris related to fluoride levels. We immediately implemented contingency plans which include disconnecting drinking fountains district-wide and using bottled water for both cafeteria meal preparation and student/staff drinking use," Ferris ISD Superintendent James Harman said on Friday."Bottled water is in place and in use at all cafeterias this morning (Friday.) Bottled water for student/staff use on campuses is being brought in and deployed as expeditiously as possible. Today may be challenging as we work to provide access to bottled water in the quantities needed for students and staff at each campus, but we will do our very best to make that happen."Because the fluoride level issue may take a significant amount of time to resolve, Ferris ISD is taking futher measures to provide a long-term solution for drinking and cooking water."We anticipate that the fluoride levels may be a long-term issue with the city water and so we are making arrangements for more permanent solutions to our school district water needs beginning next week. We also anticipate a public announcement from the City of Ferris in the very near future that will contain more detailed information regarding the fluoride levels and potential health hazards," Harman said. You may also be interested in readingCity of Ferris correcting chlorine levels in waterFluoride – Find alternate water for young children City of Ferris saysRed Oak and Ferris ISDs to apply for makeup day waivers from TEAFerris ISD clarifies details about employee accused of touching childMidlothian, Palmer and Waxahachie ISDs announce makeup daysFerris ISD to host 1st annual Back to School FairJan. 15 water main repair will cut water to Red Oak’s Old Town area overnightAvalon ISD names new field in honor of former superintendentFerris FD to hold free public CPR training SaturdayFerris Police Chief Sam Love announces resignation ← City of Ferris correcting chlorine levels in waterPortion of Red Oak Road closing on Monday Jan. 23 → You must log in to post a comment.