Killingly High School Closed Friday After Water Treatment Pump Failed

Killingly High School is closed Friday as a precaution after a pump that treats water failed, prompting a boil water advisory.

Superintendent Steve Rioux sent a notice to families and staff saying that Killingly High School has two wells for all its water needs and a chemical treatment pump that treats the water failed.

“Protocol requires that a water-boil advisory is put in place until water tests confirm that there are no concerns. The failed pump was discovered yesterday afternoon during our routine inspection of equipment. The pump has been repaired and the system is fully functional,” Rioux wrote in the notice.

“After speaking with the Department of Health this morning at 5:55 a.m., I decided to cancel school as a precautionary measure. I will follow-up with families this weekend.”

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