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  • Water Testing Update

    SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2016 UPDATE

    We recived the results of the second round of testing that took place the week the September 7th.   

    Letter from Mr. Squier on re-testing results

    A summary of results:

    • M.S. room 137: lab sink--tested below the 15 ppb threshold
    • M.S. room 133: lab sink--tested below the 15 ppb threshold
    • HS library: office sink--not tested 
    • HS Home Ec: sink--not tested
    • H.S. room 175: lab sink 1--tested below the 15 ppb threshold
    • H.S. room 175: lab sink 3--tested below the 15 ppb threshold
    • H.S. room 173: lab sink 1--tested below the 15 ppb threshold
    • H.S. room 173: lab sink 3--tested ABOVE the 15 ppb threshold
    • H.S. room 171: lab sink 1--tested ABOVE the 15 ppb threshold

    For the five sources tested below the threshold.  

      • We will continue to label them as non-drinkable.

    For the two sources that continued to show levels that exceeded the state threshold.

      • One source exceeded the 15 ppb on the first draw test,
      • The other source had elevated levels on the flush sample.   
      • We will continue to label them as non-drinkable
      • We are now repairing the two sources that continued to show elevated levels of lead to ensure hot water is not mixing with cold water at the faucet.  

    For the two sources not tested, they are shut off. 

    • We are continuing to follow the guidelines found in the Environmental Protection Agency’s “3Ts” document regarding clean water in schools.  
    • Copies of all 135 original reports as well as the new reports can be found on our website under the quick link “Water.”

     

     Water Test Lab Reports second samples taken

     

     

    SEPTEMBER 13TH UPDATE

    We received the water test results for our schools the last week in August.  Please see attached letter from Mr. Squier regarding the results.

    Letter from Mr. Squier regarding water testing

    There were no issues reported at Coxsackie Elementary or Edward J. Arthur Elementary Schools, however, there were 2 locations at the middle school and 7 locations at the high school exceeding the legally required maximum level for lead of 15 parts per billion.  Those nine locations are:

    • M.S. room 137: lab sink
    • M.S. room 133: lab sink
    • HS library: office sink 
    • HS Home Ec: sink
    • H.S. room 175: lab sink 1
    • H.S. room 175: lab sink 3
    • H.S. room 173: lab sink 1
    • H.S. room 173: lab sink 3
    • H.S. room 171: lab sink 1

    Drinking fountains and bottle fills at all schools were tested, and they were below the legally required maximum level of 15 parts per billion.

    The continued safety of our students and staff is vitally important to us.  We will keep you updated as this process continues.

     

    Test results from water samples drawn in May 2016:

    CE Water Tests

    EJA Water Tests

    Middle School Water Tests

    High School Water Tests

     

    Environmental Protection Agency Toolkit for school water:

    EPA 3Ts guide for water in schools

     

    Please contact us with any questions at 731-1710

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