Lead Testing Results for Our School
April 3, 2017
Dear Jackson Township School District Community,
Our school system is committed to protecting the health of our students and staff. To protect our community and to be in compliance with the Department of Education regulations, the Jackson Township School District tested our schools’ drinking water for lead.
In accordance with the Department of Education regulations, the Jackson School District is implementing immediate remedial measures for any drinking water outlet with a result greater than the action level of 15 µg/l (parts per billion [ppb]). This includes turning off the outlet unless it is determined the location must remain on for non-drinking purposes. In these cases, a “DO NOT DRINK – SAFE FOR HANDWASHING ONLY” sign will be posted.
Results of our Testing
Following instructions given in technical guidance developed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, we completed a plumbing profile for each of the buildings within Jackson Township School District. Through this effort, we identified and tested all drinking water and food preparation outlets. Of the 284 samples taken on Saturday March 19th, all but 8 tested below the lead action level established by the US Environmental Protection Agency for lead in drinking water (15 µg/l [ppb]).
The table below identifies the water outlets that tested above the 15 ppb for lead, the actual lead level, and what temporary remedial action Jackson Township School District has taken to reduce the levels of lead at this location.
We encourage you to view the results of the testing done at your child's school through the links below. The Notification Letter includes the location or locations that tested above the state limit and our action plan for that finding and the Full Results are the results for each location tested.
The results of all tested areas are available available on our Lead Testing Page of the district website.
Switlik Elementary School