The district took a proactive approach to recent local and national headlines regarding lead concentrations found in water sources. In February, Intertek PSI was hired to conduct a lead-in-water screening in all three district buildings and the water was deemed safe for drinking and cooking.
Samples were taken from water fountains, kitchen and bathroom water spigots. The water draws were taken from spigots that had been isolated from service for approximately eight or more hours.
The samples were packed in a cooler and transmitted under chain of custody to Pace Analytical Laboratories in Greensburg, PA, an accredited lab certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Based on the water sampling results, the lead concentrations in all samples taken from the three Carlynton School District buildings was deemed well below the recommended action level. In other words, none of the samples collected during the screening contained lead concentrations exceeding the EPA’s drinking water recommended “action level” of 0.20mg/liter.
The Carlynton School District will continue to be diligent in providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff. Any questions regarding the lead-in-water screening conducted in the district can be directed to Mr. Dennis McDade, Director of Maintenance and Facilities.