Water Testing Results

  • Water Safety in Our Schools


    On Sept. 6, 2016, New York passed a law requiring public school districts to test their water outlets for lead contamination and to implement a lead remediation plan where necessary.

     
    In compliance with the new legislation, the Amherst Central School District completed water testing at all its schools for traces of lead. The water sampling and analysis was conducted by EMSL Analytical, Inc., a New York certified testing laboratory. In drawing the samples, water must be motionless in pipes for a minimum of eight hours.
     
    Samples were collected and tested from outlets across the district. Elementary schools were required to draw samples by Sept. 30, 2016. Secondary schools were required to draw samples by Oct. 31, 2016. As we receive the water sample results, the letters to parents and staff by building and the water testing detailed reports by building will be posted on this page.
     
    Any water outlet that exceeds the state's action level of 15 ppb (parts per billion) is removed from service immediately. Those outlets will be remediated and retested by the certified laboratory before being used again. Bottled water will be available for student and staff use if necessary.
     
    The Erie County Departmen of Health website offers additional information on water testing for lead. Link to Erie County Department of Health website. 
     

    August 2017

    The district has conducted follow-up testing for all outlets requiring remediation. The retesting results can be found below.
     
    Water Retesting Detailed Report by Building
     

    March 2017

     
    After receiving all initial water test results in 2016, the district has conducted follow-up testing for all outlets requiring remediation. The retesting results can be found below.
     
    Water Retesting Detailed Report by Building
     

    October-November 2016

    Letters to Parents and Staff by Building
     
    Water Testing Detailed Report by Building