Water Testing Program
Results of Initial Water Testing
The District has received the results of initial water samples tested in all schools and facilities in response to state and national concerns regarding lead safety levels in potable water sources.
The District is following the recommended actions of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to flush, disconnect or replace existing fixtures and will continue to work with the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management Office to complete additional testing.
Those faucets or sources measuring 15 parts per billion (PPB) or more have been identified and shut down as of May 9, 2016 prior to staff and student arrival; and they will remain as such until further testing is complete.
Most of the following are faucets and drinking fountains that get little to no use and measured 15 PPB or greater:
High School 7 of 72 samples
Middle School 11 of 42 samples
Neil Armstrong 40 of 69 samples
Walt Disney 13 of 69 samples
Brasser 11 of 46 samples
Paul Road 10 of 59 samples
Administration Bldg 0 of 7 samples
Transportation Bldg. 0 of 10 samples
Stadium Press Box 0 of 4 samples
Following a second flushing and collection of samples the District anticipates the need to replace and/or permanently remove those faucets/pipes that still measure the 15 PPB or greater.
If you have health concerns about your child (children) connected to lead safety, please contact your pediatrician.
For more information about lead safety, go to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips.htm.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Superintendent’s office at 247-5050. Updates regarding water sampling in the district can be found on our website at www.gateschili.org under “District News”.