New Brunswick Public Schools has completed its annual, comprehensive testing of 333 water sources, including those in all facilities utilized by students. The testing results for 2019 were favorable, and we can definitively say that all district water sources; water fountains, kitchen/food prep equipment, ice machines, and sinks are safe. Of the 333 water sources tested, 9 had readings above the acceptable limits and they were immediately taken out of service.
Location of water sources above the acceptable limit
Woodrow Wilson School
Hall by Room 207
Paul Robeson School
Rooms 105, 211, 202 and Kitchen Kettle Sink
New Brunswick High School
Room H154, 119D
We have begun remediation on the 9 water sources taken out of service and retesting will be conducted. The current water testing reports are available by clicking here.
We will continue to test our water sources on an annual basis, despite state regulations that require testing only once every six years. This level of attention to the district’s drinking water highlights our commitment to the health of our students and everyone else who consumes water in our schools.
As a reminder, children are far more likely to come in contact with lead at home than at their school. If you have concerns, I recommend that you discuss the risks of lead poisoning with your healthcare provider.