TESTING FOR LEAD IN SCHOOL DRINKING WATER
On July 13, 2016, the State Board of Education adopted regulations regarding testing for lead in drinking water in public schools throughout New Jersey. The regulations have been filed with the Office of Administrative Law and are effective immediately.
OVERVIEW OF REGULATIONS
The regulations require testing for lead in all drinking water outlets within 365 days of the effective date of the regulations, which was July 13, 2016. Therefore, all districts are to have had their drinking water outlets tested by no later than July 13, 2017. Samples must then be sent to a certified testing laboratory for analysis.
Every district must make all test results available at the school facility and on the district's website. The regulations also require notification to the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), as well as to parents, in any instances where positive results over the established level are reported. The Morris County Vocational School District has complied with this regulation by having its drinking water outlets tested prior to July 13, 2017 and these results are available below.
For questions regarding testing or results, please contact Bill Mickley, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds at (973) 627-4600 ext. 227 or MickleyW@mcvts.org