TESTING FOR LEAD IN DRINKING WATER
The Maine-Endwell School District is committed to protecting the health of our students and staff.
The district has taken steps to comply with a bill recently passed by the New York State Legislature, requiring all school districts to test drinking or cooking water outlets for lead contamination.
Schools are required to:
- Test all PK-5 buildings by 9/30/2016 and 6-12 buildings by 10/31/2016.
- Test all outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking with a first draw sample.
- Repeat tests every five years starting in 2020.
- List testing results and remediation steps on the district’s website.
- Submit reports by 11/11/2016 to the NYS Education Department, the local health department and the NYS Department of Health, verifying completion of sampling or noting waivers granted for prior testing and remediation.
- Submit testing results to the NYS Education Department, the local health department and the NYS Department of Health within 10 business days of the receipt of results.
It is important to note that New York State has set safe levels at 15 parts per billion as opposed to the EPA’s level of 20 parts per billion.
We will post results here, and any plans for remediation needed, as that information becomes available. See information letters and official reports on the right.