NY Schools Lead Testing Findings
Lead Testing in New York Schools
The possibility of lead in children’s drinking water is a serious health concern.
On September 6, 2016, the Governor signed legislation requiring all school districts in New York State to test potable water systems for lead contamination and to take responsive actions.
School District’s are now required to take “first–draw” samples from all potable water fixtures currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes, including but not limited to bubblers, drinking fountains, or faucets. Where lead concentrations found to exceed 15 micro-grams per liter or parts per billion (ppb), the school must prohibit the use of the outlet until a lead remediation plan is implemented to mitigate the lead level of such outlet. After the remediation is completed, additional testing must be performed and the re-tested lead levels must be at or below the maximum allowable level. Building occupants will continued to be supplied an adequate supply of potable water and cooking until the remediation is performed.
The District must also report the test results to the local health department and provide notification to staff and parents/guardians.
The following information and attachments are the actions, findings and remediation that has taken place to date. As additional information becomes available, it will be posted on the District website.
All inquiries can be directed to John Belmonte, Assistant Superintendent for Business, either by email at : firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone between the hours 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
If you have a questions on any information contained in the reports, please contact Mr. John Belmonte, Assistant Superintendent for Business, at 631-244-6530 or email at email@example.com .