District sets remediation plan for water outlets
A remediation plan has been developed for water outlets that tested above the state action level for lead. Recent legislation requires public schools in New York to test for lead in all water outlets that could be used for drinking or cooking.
Tests conducted in September identified nine outlets with lead levels above the state action level of 15 parts per billion. The affected outlets were immediately taken out of service, and additional testing was conducted to determine the source of the lead.
With guidance from the Safety/Risk Management office at Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES, the district has taken steps to replace and/or remove all affected outlets. A detailed remediation plan can be found on the district's Lead Testing page, as well as more information about lead and lead testing.
Water for drinking remains available from water fountains in the PK-1 hallway, 2-4 hallway, and middle school hallway. Also, bottled water is available all day from the cafeteria at no cost.