Initial Water Testing Report for Smith Clove Elementary

on April 9, 2021

April 7, 2021

Dear Smith Clove parents and guardians,

In 2016, a law went into effect requiring testing of all school sources of water that are “currently used or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes.”

School districts are required to report the results of all water testing to the state Department of Health, the state Education Department and the local health department, and to post the results – along with remediation plans, if required – on the official district website. The school district has received results of recent testing conducted on a sampling of kitchen, bathroom and classroom sinks at Smith Clove Elementary School. Of the 102 sources tested on March 4, 2021, 36 were found to exceed the action level of 15 micrograms of lead per liter, typically referred to as “parts per billion (ppb),” as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the EPA, lead enters drinking water primarily from eroding materials that contain lead such as faucets, fittings and pipes.

We believe the higher than normal levels are due to the school being vacant for consecutive months during the height of the pandemic, and then less populated for prolonged periods as hybrid learning resumed. The district will flush the systems and then have the levels retested in the next few weeks. Attached is a list of sources that exceeded the action level. All affected sources of water at these areas have been posted with “Do Not Drink” signs.

Additional information about water testing can be found on the Water Testing page of our district website. As always, we are committed to maintaining a safe environment for all students and staff and will keep you apprised after retesting is conducted.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 460-6300.

Sincerely,

Christopher Berger
Principal

Smith Clove Elementary School – Water Testing – March 4, 2021

Table of Smith Clove Elementary Water Testing
Room Source Result Action
Room ESO Classroom sink 18.5 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Kitchen Kitchen Sink 1 16.8 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Kitchen Kitchen Sink 4 60.1 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Custodial Office Bathroom sink 22.4 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Lower Level Boys Bathroom Bathroom sink #3 25.8 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Lower Level Girls Bathroom Bathroom sink #2 28.1 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 002 Classroom sink 172 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 105 Classroom sink 18.9 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 106 Classroom sink 20.5 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 103 Classroom sink 17.9 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 102 Bathroom sink 34.2 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 110 Classroom sink 43.3 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 109 Classroom sink 109 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 109 Water fountain/bubbler 15.9 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 113 Classroom sink 34.6 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
2nd Floor Boys Bathroom Bathroom sink #3 15.1 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
2nd Floor Girls Bathroom Bathroom sink #2 15.3 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 003 Classroom sink 16.4 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 210 Classroom sink 34.4 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 210 Water fountain/bubbler 15.1 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 209 Classroom sink 22.8 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 211 Classroom sink 20.8 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 211 Water fountain/bubbler 26.5 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 214 Classroom sink 17.7 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 213 Classroom sink 82.2 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 208 Classroom sink 18.7 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 208 Water fountain/bubbler 21 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 205 Classroom sink 17 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 205 Water fountain/bubbler 38.1 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 004 Classroom sink 27.5 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 206 Classroom sink 28.7 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 204 Classroom sink 53.4 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 204 Water fountain/bubbler 169 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 203 Classroom sink 87.5 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Room 201 Classroom sink 15.7 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”
Occupational/Physical Therapy Classroom sink 80 ug/L Posted: “Do Not Drink”