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September 24, 2020 — Letter to the Community

Dear School Community, 

New Brunswick Public Schools has completed its annual, comprehensive testing of 336 water sources, including those in all facilities utilized by students. Of the 336 water sources tested, 18 had readings above the acceptable limits and they were immediately taken out of service. Click here for a list of the 18 water sources.  The testing results for 2020 were favorable, and we can definitively say that all district water sources; water fountains, kitchen/food prep equipment, ice machines, and sinks are safe. 

We have begun remediation on the 18 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
Thank you,
Dr. Aubrey A. Johnson
Superintendent of Schools