Testing for Lead in Water
The District has taken a proactive approach to testing for lead in our buildings’ water sources. In September 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law new requirements to test water for lead contamination in public schools. National concerns with institutional water quality prompted the law. The legislation requires all schools to conduct testing and report results and any necessary remediation.
ESM buildings are on a testing schedule and new lead testing results are posted below as they become available.
ESE concession stand (July 2022):
3-bay sink faucet - 12 ppb
bathroom faucet - 8.4 ppb
Both outlets meet the current standard.
CHS (Oct. 2020)
Prior to the 2016 regulations to mandate lead testing in New York schools, samples were taken from most district outlets with the exception of Pine Grove Middle School, which was undergoing renovations at the time. Test results from those samplings have been received by the district and can be found below. The 2016 law called for additional sources to be tested, so the balance of the water outlets in the elementary schools were sampled in September 2016. More high school sources and all required sources at Pine Grove Middle School were sampled in October 2016. Results of those tests are also below.
All laboratory data has been reported to the Department of Health (DoH). We continue to work with DoH and our BOCES Health & Safety Officer to resolve all exceptions.
2020 Lake St. Elementary (Fremont) Lead Testing Results 12-20
2020 Minoa Lead Testing Results April 2020
2020 Pine Grove Lead Testing Results
2020 St. Matthews Elementary (Woodland) Lead Testing Results 12-20
2020 Woodland Lead Testing Results April 2020
2020 CHS Lead Testing Results Updated 3-19-20
2020 ESE Lead Testing Results
2020 Fremont Lead Testing Results 4-22-20
2020 Park Hill School 4-20-20
2016 12-21 Results from All Buildings as of 12-21-16
2016 Park Hill Updated Testing Results 10-20-16
2016 Pine Grove Middle School Letter & Testing Results 11-21-16
2016 Results from All Buildings as of 11-18-16
2016 Woodland: Updated Testing Results 10-20-16
2017 Results from All Buildings as of 1-11-17
2017 Results from All Buildings as of 1-23-17
2017 Results from All Buildings as of 2-28-17
2017 Results from All Buildings as of 3-29-17
2017 Results from All Buildings as of 4-12-17
CHS Letter to Parents 2016
Community Letter to Parents 2016
ESE Letter to Parents 2016
Fremont Letter to Parents 2016
Minoa Letter to Parents 2016
Park Hill Letter to Parents 2016
Woodland Letter to Parents 2016