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Webster Central School District has concluded initial water quality testing at all 11 of its schools. According to the New York State Department of Health’s (NYSDOH's) emergency regulation, Lead Testing in School Drinking Water, Subpart 67-4, school buildings serving students prekindergarten through grade five were required to have samples collected and tested by September 30, 2016. Secondary schools' samples were all collected and tested by October 31, 2016.
Webster CSD's testing process was conducted by Yehl Environmental, a licensed, independent environmental planning firm that tested each location’s water fixtures for lead. The test samples were sent to an independent laboratory for analysis and reporting. The new NYSDOH regulation uses a more conservative action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb), which is lower than the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) acceptable lead level of 20 ppb. All sources exceeding 15 parts per billion have either been shut down for maintenance and resting, or marked with a non-potable note, making WCSD 100% in compliance at our 11 elementary and secondary schools. The complete reports are available below.
The New York State Department of Health and the Monroe County Department of Public Health report that the amount of lead found in home and school taps is not a significant source of lead. There are no known cases of lead poisoning through water consumption in Monroe County.
The Webster Central School District will conduct lead testing every five years as required by law. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority and will remain so in the future.