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Testing for Lead in Water

On September 6, 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law new requirements to test water for lead contamination in public schools. National concerns last year with institutional water quality prompted the law, which was approved by New York’s lawmakers. The new legislation requires all schools to conduct testing and report results and any necessary remediation.

The District has taken a proactive approach to testing for lead in our buildings’ water sources. Prior to the Governor’s signing of new regulations to mandate lead testing in New York schools on September 6, 2016, 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. 

All laboratory data has been reported to the Department of Health. We continue to work with DOH and our BOCES Health & Safety Officer to resolve all exceptions.

The law signed on September 6, 2016 called for additional sources to be tested and, thereto, the balance of the water outlets in the elementary schools were sampled in September. More high school sources and all required sources at Pine Grove Middle School were sampled in October. Results of those tests will be available once the district has received them.

See below or click here to read the (9-30-16) parent/guardian letter explaining the testing & the new legislation