Upstate New York School’s Water Test Finds Lead

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Some water outlets at an upstate New York school has tested positive for lead. 

According to the Ticonderoga Central School’s website that posted a statement from the school’s Superintendent John McDonald, the school went through a required test for lead in September.

It was found that twenty-four out of the seventy-nine water outlets tested were above the fifteen parts per billion allowance lead at the Elementary/Middle School.

This fall New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that all New York schools had until October 31 to test for lead in its water systems. 

The school’s website says the required samples were taken from water that remained motionless for at least eight hours in the pipes, faucets and drinking fountains.  The school did note that all drinking fountains and cafeteria faucets did pass the test.

The school says it is working with the Department of Health to make sure all areas will pass the re-test.

The school had the following statement on their website: “Please be assured that the health and wellness of our students and staff is our top priority, and that we will take all steps necessary to ensure that the water in our buildings is safe to drink.”

The statement also noted that the results from the high school will be posted when the school receives them.  

The new regulations require schools to test for lead every five years. 

Parents can find more information on the school’s website by clicking here, below we have the results of the areas that need to be upgraded with new fixtures.

Location

Concentration

(parts per billion)

Action

MS Room 2018 Art

Hand Washing Sink 1

86 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

MS Room 2018 Art

Hand Washing Sink 2

67 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

MS Room 2019 Shop

Left Hand Washing Sink

113 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

MS Room 2019 Shop

Middle Hand Washing Sink

30 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

MS Room 2019 Shop

Right Hand Washing Sink

16 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

MS Room 2021 Library Hand Washing Sink

127 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

Room 2089 Nurse Office Pill Sink

110 ppb

Sink has been labeled “Not potable water- Do Not use for drinking or cooking”; new fixtures have been ordered for replacement. 

Room 2089 Nurse Office Back Sink

72 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2090

Hand Washing Sink

73 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2093

Hand Washing Sink

24 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2095

Hand Washing Sink

28 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2096

Hand Washing Sink

33 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2097

Hand Washing Sink

110 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2098

Hand Washing Sink

88 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2099

Hand Washing Sink

20 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2100

Hand Washing Sink

23 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2103

Hand Washing Sink

19 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2104

Hand Washing Sink

98 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2106

Hand Washing Sink

20 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2107

Hand Washing Sink

33 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2108

Hand Washing Sink

28 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2110

Hand Washing Sink

18 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2128

Hand Washing Sink

36 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

ES Room 2131B

Library Sink

48 ppb

Sink has been labeled “For hand washing only”; new fixtures have been ordered to replace. 

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