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District Testing for Lead in Water
Friday, September 9, 2016
The Liverpool Central School District is committed to protecting the health and well-being of students, teachers and staff. As a proactive measure, the District has begun the process of testing our drinking water for lead in all district buildings. This includes: Chestnut Hill Elementary at Wetzel Road Elementary, Chestnut Hill Middle at Chestnut Hill Elementary, District Office at Craven Crawford, Donlin Drive Elementary, Elmcrest Elementary, Liverpool Elementary, Liverpool High School, Stadium Concession Stand, Liverpool High School Annex, Liverpool Middle, Long Branch Elementary, Maintenance Center, Morgan Road Elementary, Nate Perry Elementary, Soule Road Elementary, Soule Road Middle, Transportation Center and Willow Field Elementary.
More than 600 water fixtures are being sampled throughout the District. Testing began August 30 and we anticipate it will be completed by September 15. The District expects to receive all test results no later than October 1.
These test results may be shared with parents in the form of a notice or posted on the District’s Web site (www.liverpool.k12.ny.us). In addition, a copy of our water testing results will be available for review (by appointment) in the District Office (195 Blackberry Road) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact Director of Facilities Darrell Clisson at 315-622-7167 to schedule an appointment after October 1.
Water fixtures with lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level of 15 parts per billion may be removed from service or restricted to handwashing use only. Signage also will be posted at the fixtures until remediation is complete.
Additionally, all district buildings receive their water supply from either the Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) or the Town of Clay Water Department. The Town of Clay Water Department purchases all of its water from OCWA.
OCWA performs more than 12,000 tests on your drinking water each year. The good news is that those tests reveal that OCWA’s main water supplies (Otisco Lake and Lake Ontario) are excellent sources of high quality drinking water. For more information on the quality of your drinking water contact OCWA at 315-455-7061 extension 3157.
Dr. Mark F. Potter
Superintendent of Schools