ALERT: Drinking Water Advisory

ALERT: Drinking Water Advisory Issued for the City of West Palm Beach, and Surrounding Areas
Posted on 05/31/2021
Important News Update - Drinking Water Advisory

The School District has proactively mobilized efforts over the weekend to address the drinking water advisory issued in the city limits of West Palm Beach for our campuses.

As local emergency actions have been taken by the county after the detection of cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, it has been stressed by health officials that residents in vulnerable populations, including children under the age of six, the elderly, and those with preexisting conditions, not drink from local tap water, and specifically, avoid boiling water because it increasingly releases these toxins into the air.

Bottled water is suggested for those individuals until the advisory is lifted, although tap water may be used for bathing, washing dishes, cleaning and doing laundry.

District-operated schools have taken the necessary precautions to isolate all drinking fountains on campus, and have distributed safe bottled drinking water, as needed. School Food Services is ensuring that all meals on campuses are safe, and continue as long as advised by county officials.

For further information, please call the city’s hotline at (561) 822-2222 or visit for more details.

The following schools are under the advisory:
Alexander W Dreyfoos Jr SOA
Bak Middle School Of The Arts
Bear Lakes Middle
Belvedere Elementary
Conniston Community Middle
Egret Lake Elementary
Forest Hill Community High
Grassy Waters Elementary
Jeaga Middle
Northboro Elementary
Northmore Elementary
Palm Beach Lakes Community High
Palm Beach Public School
Palmetto Elementary
Pleasant City Elementary
Roosevelt Community Middle
Roosevelt Elementary
South Olive Elementary
U B Kinsey/Palmview Elementary
Westward Elementary

The School District of Palm Beach County