Notice of Water Quality Testing Results - July 2021
July 15, 2021
To whom it may concern:
Nassau BOCES is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students, teachers and staff. In compliance with the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) regulation titled Lead Testing in School Drinking Water (10 NYCRR Subpart 67- 4), we recently performed an updated inventory of all water outlets in the agency and another round of sampling of all applicable water outlets. As you may be aware, these water outlets were previously tested in 2016.
Sampling of potable water outlets (water outlets used for cooking or drinking) was performed by our environmental consulting and testing firm. In an abundance of caution, the agency also sampled non-potable outlets (water outlets not designated for cooking or drinking) throughout the agency’s buildings. While not typically used as drinking water, it was decided that the sampling of these non-potable outlets be performed in the rare instance that a child might use them for drinking.
Any outlet which revealed concentrations of lead above the New York State’s action level of 15 parts per billion has been removed from service or otherwise restricted until a proper action and/or remediation is performed.
Detailed information about the agency’s lead testing program, including copies of all laboratory results, is now posted on the agency’s website. As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact the office of the Nassau BOCES Safety Coordinator at (516) 396-2401.
Dr. Robert R. Dillon
- Final report regarding testing and remediation, July 13, 2021 (7.8 MB, PDF)
- Letter from the Nassau BOCES District Superintendent, July 15, 2021 (0.2 MB, PDF)