Information on Lead Testing

Water Testing

The Health and Safety of students and staff at the Warrensburg Central School District is our number one priority. This post is to update you on a recent health topic.

As you may be aware, on September 6, 2016 Governor Cuomo signed legislation which requires all public schools in New York State to test all potable water sources for lead. On September 30, 2016 the district obtained water samples from 65 sources of water from the Elementary School and 116 sources from the Jr/Sr High School. The samples were analyzed by Pace Analytical LLC, which is certified by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The results of the testing for the Elementary School were released to the district on October 26, 2016, and for the Jr/Sr High School on October 27, 2016.  From these results, 6 sources in the Elementary School and 27 sources in the Jr/Sr High School tested above the maximum contamination level set by the EPA and NYSDOH of 15 parts per billion. 

Upon receiving the test results, the District immediately discontinued the use of these water sources for any type of human consumption. The district tagged the sources by posting notices not to consume the water. The district will now work with the NYSDOH to determine the source of lead and eliminate it. 

While we understand that this information may cause you some concern, the district is taking the necessary steps to address the situation and confirm the safety of water throughout the district. There is nothing that we take more seriously than the well-being of our students and staff.  

We will keep you informed about this issue and encourage you to contact the District Office if you have any questions.

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