Pursuant to a law mandating that New York State public schools conduct lead testing on all sources of water used for drinking or cooking purposes, the South Colonie Central School District has worked with an independent testing vendor to ensure proper compliance with the regulation.
South Colonie tested approximately 700 potable water sources for lead at all academic buildings. These sources included drinking fountains, sink faucets in classrooms, restrooms, and faucets in kitchen/cafeteria areas.
Any water source which was above the allowable 15 parts per billion, was immediately shut off to allow for remediation or, if required, removal. No source was turned on again until new tests confirmed passing results.