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Lead Water Testing Update:
The Westfield Central School District has completed the testing of eight water sources, three new and five that were retested because they had exceeded the 15 ppb during the initial lead testing. The District followed the New York State protocol for flushing and retesting, with the following results:
There were five sites at the elementary school that required testing. Of those, one sample, on retest exceeded the 15ppb.
There were three sites at the middle/high school that required testing. Of those, two samples exceeded the 15ppb. Both on retest.
Based upon test results, the District has either turned off the water source or clearly marked the water source as non-potable. Since three sites still exceeded the acceptable lead levels, the District now needs to determine the sources of the lead, and then determine what the remediation will be with the help of the Chautauqua County Health Department.
All operating drinking and food prep water sources remain safe and below the acceptable level.
For More Information
Call Lou Golando, Director of Facilities, at (716) 326-2151, extension 330, or visit our website at www.wacs.wnyric.org. We will keep parents, students, and staff informed about the progress we make to reduce the lead in our drinking water by posting updates on our website and in our newsletters. For more information on lead in drinking water, contact the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services at 716-753-4481 or the New York State Department of Health at (518) 402-7650, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on reducing lead exposure around your home/building and the health effects of lead, visit EPA's website at www.epa.gov/lead, or call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD.