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Water Testing Update

Mrs. Fowler is sharing a letter about the recent water testing. PLEASE CLICK here to read this information. 
She is also sharing the testing results. PLEASE CLICK HERE to read the report. 
Please note that once the fixes have been made and the re-testing has been completed she will release new information. 

Lead Testing Results

In August, Brian Beach, Head of Maintenance, initiated lead water sample testing for every faucet and water fountain in elementary and high school. 
The preliminary test results are in and there are 13 of the 103 samples that are above the 15 parts per billion level of lead.  The majority of the ​faucets impacted were in the elementary wing from the Elementary Office down to the new Elementary Gymnasium.  

Room 3    2nd Grade  Mrs. Watson ​
Room 4    Kindergarten Mrs.Hesseltine​
Room 5    2nd Grade Mrs. Seymour​
Room 7    3rd grade Mrs, Thomas​
Room 8    3rd grade Mrs. Beach​
Room 10   Mrs. Beau​din
Room 11   Mrs. Vondell - 
Room 12   CSE - Mrs. Johnston ​
Hand sink in the cafeteria
High School Upstairs
2 sinks in the Home Economics room 
​Sink at the end of the hall on the second floor.
High school Down Stairs
Payroll tax sink

Mr. Beach has placed signs at the sinks/fountains that did not pass the test.  He is also replacing the hardware and the re-sampling of the failed sink/fountains will be scheduled.  We will keep you up to date on the progress.

Water Testing Update

January 5, 2017, 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Recent events in the news have highlighted water conditions in several cities across this country. Additionally, during the recent New York State legislative session, a bill was passed specifically pertaining to water testing in school districts.
Our district with the assistance of the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Health and Safety Office took samples from drinking water sources such as water bubblers, drinking fountains, and sinks typically used for water consumption. Additionally, such locations as custodial closet slop sinks, bathroom sinks, and other locations that are not typically used as sources of drinking water were also tested. 
The results of the testing revealed lead concentration above the New York State Department of Health requirement of 15 ppb (part per billion), this is a localized issue dealing with the water fixtures themselves not an issue pertaining to the water supply. These elevated levels can be a result of many factors, such as, age of the fixture (original construction) or lack of use.
The district has taken the action of isolating those affected locations. The students still have locations for water such as drinking fountains that have tested below the standard. The students may still utilize sink locations for personal hygiene use but not for drinking purposes. We will post those locations so there is no confusion as to the use.
The areas affected have been slated for removal over the February Winter Break and will be retested prior to being placed back into service.