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January 18, 2017

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Water testing at GHS

Dec. 1, 2016—On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the district received the high school’s water testing results, which includes 171 outlets throughout the building with readings above the action level (15 parts per billion). The majority of outlets exceeding the threshold are science lab sinks.

122 science classroom/lab sinks
38 bathroom/locker room sinks
Seven classroom sinks
Two fountains (already out of service)
One kitchenette sink
One small cafeteria sink

As of Dec. 1, all outlets exceeding the threshold have been taken offline or have been labeled for handwashing only. These outlets will not be used for drinking or cooking until follow-up test results indicate that lead levels are at or below the action level. At all times, the district will ensure that students and staff have an adequate supply of water for drinking and cooking. Under the guidance of the Department of Health, the district is working with its consultants to develop an appropriate remediation plan.

For specific questions related to GCSD's water testing, please contact Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles.

*Updated 12/19
VIEW WATER TESTING RESULTS FOR GHS (PDF)

A LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS DR. MARIE WILES

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NEW YORK’S NEW WATER TESTING LAW, VIEW OR DOWNLOAD A FACT SHEET HERE (PDF)


 

 

 

 

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