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District lead testing results to date

on October 31, 2016

In September, 2016, a state law went into effect that requires all public school districts to test water for lead. The law requires school districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes in buildings that may be occupied by students and to submit those samples to a state-approved lab for analysis. Regulations call for testing to take place again in 2020 and every five years thereafter, unless the Commissioner of Health requires testing sooner.

The state established an action level of 15 micrograms of lead per liter, typically referred to as “parts per billion (ppb).” If a sample from a water outlet exceeds this level, schools must take steps to prevent the use of the outlet for drinking or cooking purposes until it is remediated and follow-up testing confirms it is no longer above the action level.

The Warwick Valley Central School District began testing of all water outlets in accordance with the new law in September, 2016. The results of those tests, as they are received from the lab, are available here.

 

WVCSD lead testing results as of 10/28/16 are as follows:

School
Sanfordville

Testing Date
9/17/2016

# of Samples
118

# of Positive Readings
28

Percent
actual 23.73%

……………………………..
School
Middle School

Testing Date
9/17/2016

# of Samples
104

# of Positive Readings
6

Percent
actual 5.77%

……………………………..

School
Park Avenue

Testing Date
9/17/2016

# of Samples
75

# of Positive Readings
0

Percent
actual 0.00%

……………………………..

School
High School

Testing Date
10/15/2016

# of Samples
150

# of Positive Readings
TBD

Percent
TBD

……………………………..

School
Kings

Testing Date
10/14/2016

# of Samples
75

# of Positive Readings
TBD

Percent
TBD

……………………………..

Total

# of Samples
522

# of Positive Readings
TBD

Percent
TBD

 

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