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BKW secondary school receives results of lead testing

As you may be aware, recent legislation requires public schools in New York to test for lead in all water outlets. This notice is to inform you of the results of our water testing with the assistance of a state-supported laboratory.

Of the 98 water outlets throughout the secondary school, only one was found to have lead levels exceeding the state-required action level of 15 parts per billion.

A sink in the boys’ locker room tested with 28.2 parts per billion. This sink is not used for drinking or cooking.

Of the five water outlets tested in the business office, only one was found to have lead levels exceeding the state-required action level of 15 parts per billion.

The sink in the women’s bathroom tested with 21.6 parts per billion. This sink is not used for drinking or cooking.

Per NYSED requirement, Lamont Engineers will create an action plan needed to correct the situation. Out of an abundance of caution, the sinks have been marked and will not be used until the work is complete.