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Water Quality Testing Results

CONTACT

Blaine Cunningham 
Manager of Buildings and Grounds

P: (585) 265-6585

TESTING RESULTS

The health and safety of Webster CSD’s students, faculty, and staff continue to remain our top priorities as we work to fulfill all aspects of the New York State Department of Health’s (NYSDOH’s) water testing regulation. Webster CSD regularly monitors and tests water outlets for lead at each of our 11 schools every five years as mandated by the state. Webster CSD will once again begin testing our buildings’ water sources with assistance from LaBella Associates beginning on Tuesday, April 6 through Wednesday, May 19. This second round of testing was originally scheduled for spring 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID pandemic.

You may recall that the district last tested our water using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) acceptable level for lead in water, 15 ppb (lower than the EPA acceptable lead level of 20 ppb), before the start of the 2016-17 school year. We shared those results with you in early September/October 2016. All past results are available below for your reference. 

In fall 2016, the newest sampling process that was introduced and mandated by NYSDOH included the district identifying the total number of water outlets to be tested at each school. As in 2016, samples will be collected with a first draw method taken from an outlet where the water has been motionless in the pipes for a minimum of eight (8) hours, but not to exceed 18 hours. The samples will be collected using 250 ml containers and then delivered to the Monroe County Water Authority for analysis. Any of the first draw samples from water outlets which exceeded 15 ppb will be immediately taken offline or labeled with a “nonpotable water, not for drinking or cooking use” sign. Once repairs are made, and the fixture is retested with results under 15 ppb, the sign will be removed and the fixture will be placed back in use.

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.

Once we receive results from all schools, we will share that information with each school community’s families. In the meantime, should you have any questions regarding the district’s water testing procedures, please contact WCSD’s Buildings & Grounds Manager Blaine Cunningham at 265-6585 or blaine_cunningham@webstercsd.org. 

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