You may recall that our District tested lead level in the water in each of our school in April 2016. At that time, none of the tested locations exceeded the actionable level. The State changed its requirements in July 2016, requiring training to occur, and the creation of a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), and Water Sample plans, before testing could take place. The State now requires that all schools test water for lead no later than July 2017, and then every 6 years thereafter. 71 locations were tested in total in our schools. There were 2 test sites that exceeded the allowable levels.
Our school District is committed to protecting student, teacher and staff health. As such, these 2 sites have been shut off and are no longer in use. Once new filtered fountains are installed, they will be retested before being made usable. All appropriate notifications to parents, staff and the NJ Department of Education have been sent.
Please use the following link to access the lead testing results for all of our schools.
For more information, please follow the link below to the EPA's 3Ts Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities FAQ sheet.