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January 23, 2017

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Posted 10/21/16

Elementary building water tests available

On Sept. 6, 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that requires public schools in New York state to test for lead in all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking. Click here to read a factsheet about why schools are testing for lead

Water tests in the district’s elementary buildings are now complete. The district is currently awaiting the test results for the middle and high school buildings and once they are received they will be provided to parents and posted the district website

Water samples were collected from more than 170 faucets and drinking fountains at all five of the elementary buildings. Of those samples, 21 were found to contain lead levels that exceeded the state’s action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) or .015 mg/L. The fountains/sinks from where these samples were drawn were immediately taken out of service.

Outlets taken out of service include:

● Boulevard: Two classroom drinking fountains in rooms 100 and 101 view Boulevard's complete results

● Kingsborough: Three sinks (two outside the pre-k rooms and one in room 209) view Kingsborough's complete results

● McNab: Eight sinks in rooms 119, 121, 123, 125, 127, 202A, 212 and 224 view McNab's complete results

● Park Terrace: Seven sinks in rooms 117, 201, 211, 212, 215, 226, 227 and one fountain in room 101 (Please note these results have been updated since the district's initial notification to parents. A follow up notification has been sent to Park Terrace parents.) view Park Terrace's complete results

All samples collected at Meco Elementary tested below the state’s action level, and thus no remediation is required. view Meco's complete results

Students in the affected rooms still have access to nearby fountains and sinks for drinking water. Follow-up sampling will determine whether the faucets or the piping is the source of the lead. Once the retest is complete, district staff will decide whether the lead can be remediated or if the outlets need to be permanently removed from service.

"I want to assure you that the health and well-being of our students and staff is the district’s top priority, and we will provide follow up information as soon as it becomes available," Superintendent of Schools Michael B. Vanyo said.