School district's water passes tests for lead, copper
Independent lab tests show that water within
Schoharie Central School District buildings is below action levels for lead and copper. The district had the water tested in April
and May of 2016 to be proactive when drinking water issues surfaced in
other areas of the U.S.
"Although we were not required at the time to do so,
we ordered tests of our water last spring as a proactive approach to
keeping our students and staff safe and healthy," said Superintendent
David Blanchard. "We are pleased that water drawn from several sinks and
drinking fountains in our elementary and high school buildings was found
to be below action levels for lead and copper."
The water samples were drawn after the minimum
eight hours of standing time and tested by a state-certified laboratory.
Schoharie Central School District receives its water from the Village of
Schoharie, a public water
To read the water reports,
Note: In September 2016, samples of water
drawn from nearly 300 sources in SCS buildings were sent to an
independent, state-approved lab in accordance with a new state law that
requires public schools to test for lead levels in all water sources
currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes. Results
will be reported on this website.
[9/7/16; updated 10/12/16]