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Lead Testing
Lead Testing

As you may or may not be aware, on September 6, 2016, Governor Cuomo signed legislation making New York the first
state in the nation to require all school districts to test portable water systems for lead contamination and to take responsive
actions if necessacy. The newly released New York State Department of Health regulations have defined a considerably
higher standard for acceptable levels of lead than that previously defined the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
which was 20 parts per billion (ppb). Under this new standard, an "action plan" must be developed for any outlet where
lead levels are found to be above 15 parts per billion (ppb). An outlet is defined as any water supply (fountain, faucet,
etc.) that is used, or may potentially be used, for drinking or cooking.

The Sherbume-Earlville Central School District has taken this new regulation seriously and contracted with engineering
and environmental testing firms who specialize in this work. We have contracted with these professionals to ensure that
only drinking outlets meeting this new high standard will be available to our students, staff and public. Outlets identified
as exceeding the acceptable level have been taken out of operation and will remain out until remediated. The
results of the newly required testing conducted at all sites within the District are below:

Last Modified: Feb 02, 2017

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