Water Testing Information

  • New Brunswick Public School prioritizes the safety and security of our city's students, families, and staff. Responsive action is taken yearly to make sure water sources in our schools are safe.

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  • October 11, 2019 — Letter to the Community

    As you may recall from my August 30, 2019 communication, we completed our annual, comprehensive testing of 333 water sources including water fountains, kitchen/food prep equipment, ice machines, and sinks.

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  • August 30, 2019 — Letter to the Community

    New Brunswick Public Schools has completed its annual, comprehensive testing of 333 water sources, including those in all facilities utilized by students. We have begun remediation on the 9 water sources taken out of service and retesting will be conducted.

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  • August 03, 2019 — Letter to the Community

    We’ll continue to test our water sources on an annual basis, despite state regulations that require testing only once every six years. As a reminder, children are far more likely to come in contact with lead at home than at their school.

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  • September 13, 2018 — Letter to the Community

    The majority of the hits on our first round of testing performed this summer occurred in fixtures that had been out of service or unused for extended periods of time. We immediately retested all fixtures that showed a presence of lead and were able to remedy the majority of them prior to the start of school.

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  • July 31, 2017 — Letter to the Community

    After evaluating our 2016 tests – and with input from school staff about additional locations that could potentially be used as potable water – we added additional sources to this year’s sampling.

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  • April 28, 2017 — Letter to the Community

    Earlier in the current school year, and working closely with our partners at the state level, we remediated 14 water sources that had shown readings beyond the acceptable, legal limit for lead.

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  • October 16, 2016 — Letter to the Community

    As you may recall from our August 10, 2016 communication, after multiple tests, as well as our repairing, replacing, or removing various water sources there remained three (3) fountains and one (1) sink that required further remediation.

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  • August 10, 2016 — Letter to the Community

    Anything we can do to ensure the health of our families, including having the school district’s water supply thoroughly and regularly assessed, is well worth the effort. At New Brunswick Public Schools, we arere strongly committed to safeguarding everyone’s health.

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  • May 31, 2016 — Letter to the Community

    Additional tests were conducted on the 14 water sources that were previously found to require attention. As a result, 11 of the 14 water sources can be corrected by simply replacing the sink or fountain outlet.

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  • May 4, 2016 — Letter to the Community

    There has been significant news coverage lately about risks related to excessive, waterborne lead. With this in mind, our school district proceeded proactively to have all of our schools tested to ensure that the drinking supply for our students, faculty and staff is completely safe.

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