Orig. Posted 9/1/2016
Water testing for lead was completed during the summer of 2016 by the LBL Facilities program. We conducted water testing at the LBL main building, the Farm Home School and Wake Robin. Following is a summary of results for the locations LBL tested and the other locations that LBL utilizes in partnership with other districts:
LBL Main Building
Of the 29 samples taken 28 came back with lead levels below the EPA acceptable lead action levels. One sample taken in the basement custodial supply sink came back slightly above the EPA acceptable lead level of 20 ppb (0.02 mg/L). It was .0129 mg/L. That sink has been disabled. The faucet has been replaced and retested. It is now at levels below the lead action levels.
Wake Robin School
The lead results for the 3 samples from Wake Robin were “non-detect”. This means that the amount of lead was so low it could not be detected by the laboratory’s instrument. Their instrument can accurately measure lead at 2 ppb (0.002 mg/L).
Farm Home School
The Farm Home School took 15 samples. One of the samples in an office sink tested above acceptable levels. This faucet was removed and the sink is no longer in use.
Other locations that LBL utilizes in partnership with other school districts have also done testing. They have reported the following to LBL about their water testing results:
No lead detected during Sweet Home School District’s testing.
Three sinks tested with numbers exceeding the EPA action level for lead. The sinks have been replaced and re-testing shows now in the acceptable range.
Newport and Taft EI/ECSE buildings
Between the buildings 107 samples. All 107 samples came back below EPA action levels for lead.