Mandated Water Testing

Mandated Water Testing
Posted on 10/07/2016
Water

As you may know, New York State recently mandated that all public schools test their water to verify that the water is safe for students. Specifically, schools are required to test all water access points to verify that the amount of lead in the water is at a safe level (less than 15 parts per billion).

 

We completed our water testing at the end of last month and recently received our test results for the District. In all our buildings on campus, we had 61 access points test above the maximum limit allowed to be considered safe for drinking. We tested a total of 198 locations. The high lead areas are mainly in the main building and include classroom sinks, science lab worktables, and showerheads in the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms. A detailed report will be posted to our website.

 

All areas of concern are signed or shutoff as appropriate. We are working on resolving the problem areas, which mainly involves replacing fixtures where the lead tests were high. We also notified, or will notify, the appropriate local and state agencies as required. A copy of the report may be found here: http://www.salemcsd.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=145978&pageId=4163693.

 

We continue to make the safety a priority at our school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

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