Redding’s Joel Barlow High School closed after water storage tank contaminated with oil

Source:, November 5, 2021
By: Julia Perkins

Joel Barlow High School closed for the second day in a row on Friday as school officials work to address a contaminated water supply caused by a contracted worker accidentally putting some oil into a water tank.

A contractor poured about 20 gallons of fuel oil into the school’s 20,000 gallon water storage tank on Tuesday, Superintendent Jason McKinnon said in a letter to families. The letter did not explain how this happened. Read more.

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