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CALENDAR

WATER TESTING At Hudson Jr./Sr. High School

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Hudson Junior/Senior High School

 

(January 5, 2017)

Dear Hudson CSD Families,

I am writing to report the results of water testing that occurred at Hudson Junior Senior High School in October 2016. (To read this letter in another language, please choose your language from the “Select Language” drop down menu on the right side of this webpage.)

In accordance with new state legislation, we tested samples from all of the priority drinking water locations at each school building throughout the district (i.e., water fountains, cafeterias, and nurse’s office faucets), as well as water from faucets used for purposes other than water consumption (e.g., bathroom or science laboratory sinks, hoses). The new legislation states that action is required if lead levels exceed 15 parts per billion (ppb).

The results from the recent water testing at Hudson Jr./Sr. High School identified a few areas that require remediation. In total, 12 locations (out of 190 samples taken) returned evidence of lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency standard of 15 ppb. The 12 water outlets with elevated lead levels are located mostly in bathrooms or science classrooms and are not typically used for water consumption. These results are detailed in the table below.

Although these areas are not considered to be primary drinking locations, we immediately informed staff that the identified faucets cannot be used for drinking water (however they are safe for washing hands). Signs were placed on all faucet locations indicating that water is not for drinking purposes. Outlets that tested below the action level remain in service with no restrictions. Please be assured that all other water locations at Hudson Jr./Sr. High School tested below the state threshold for lead and are safe for drinking.

The remediation plan for the affected areas includes replacing fixtures. Following the remediation of the above locations, the water will be retested. These areas will not be labeled as safe for drinking until the additional sample results return at or below the action level of 15 ppb.

The continued health and safety of our students and staff remains a top priority, and we wanted to make you aware of the results when they became available. Our complete lab reports are posted below and can be downloaded as PDFs.

Please be assured that we will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure that the quality of our drinking water meets the new state regulations. We will keep you updated as this process continues. You may contact my office at (518) 828-4360, ext. 2101 with any questions or concerns. Thank you.

Location
Lead parts per billion
Action
HS Rm. S103 (science room teacher station)
20 ppb
Labeled for hand washing only; faucet will be replaced
HS Rm. S110 (prep room, right sink) 
16 ppb
Labeled for hand washing only; faucet will be replaced
HS boys’ bathroom (by Rm 22B, right sink)        
16 ppb
Labeled for hand washing only; faucet will be replaced
JHS girls’ bathroom sink
35 ppb
Shut off and will be removed
JHS Rm. E214A (prep room) 
120 ppb
Labeled for hand washing only; faucet will be replaced
JHS Rm. E220-C (lab sink)
17 ppb
Labeled for hand washing only; faucet will be replaced
JHS Rm. E220-H (lab sink)
23 ppb
Shut off and will be removed
JHS Rm. E220-T (science room teacher station)
95 ppb
Labeled for hand washing only; faucet will be replaced
JHS Rm. W214
21 ppb
Labeled for hand washing only; faucet will be replaced
JHS Rm. W214A (prep room)
20 ppb
Shut off and will be removed
JHS Rm. 220 (teacher station)
200 ppb
Labeled for hand washing only; faucet will be replaced
JHS Rm. 220 (right of teacher station) 
110 ppb
Labeled for hand washing only; faucet will be replaced



Lab Reports

Jr./Sr. High School Initial Results (Part 1)

Jr./Sr. High School Initial Results (Part 2)

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