• Water Testing
    (November 14, 2016)   It is a priority of every school district to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for its students, and clean water is no exception. I n 1986, Congress banned the use of lead solder containing greater than 0.2% lead and restrict the lead content of faucets, pipes and other plumbing materials. Lead is un usual among drinking water contaminants in that it seldom occurs naturally in water supplies like groundwater, rivers and lakes. New laws that went into effect in 20 14 reduced the amount of lead that plumbing fixtures can contain from 8% to I %. Brass faucets, fittings and valves - including those advertised as "lead free" - may still contribute lead to drinking water.

    The East Aurora Union Free School District is in compliance with New York State Public Health Laws requiring all schools and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to test potable water outlets for lead contamination, to remediate contamination where found, and to notify parents of children and the public of test results. Levels of lead at any water outlet above 15 parts per billions (ppb) require action to remediate this issue.

    As required, the East Aurora Union Free School District tested all water sources in every building for lead. As provided to us under specific protocol s, first draw water samples were taken after letting the water remain unmoving in the pipes over a period of 8 to 1 8 hours. The results are in the table below, with full reports for specific school buildings as they are completed.