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Lead in School Drinking Water

10 NYCRR Subpart 67-4: Lead In School Drinking Water

Effective December 6, 2016, New York State required all school districts and boards of cooperative educational services, including those already classified as a public water system under 10 NYCRR Subpart 5-1, to test potable water for lead contamination and to develop and implement a lead remediation plan, where applicable. For additional information on ESM's compliance with 10 NYCRR Subpart 67-4: Lead In School Drinking Water, please see below.

Please click here for more information on the New York State 10 NYCRR Subpart 67-4: Lead In School Drinking Water regulation.

In accordance with Subpart 67-4, ESM has retained J.C. Broderick & Associates, Inc. (JCB) to perform lead testing and analysis of the water outlets in all school district buildings.

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Testing Procedures

In order to test for lead in school drinking water, ESM and JCB utilized Total Lead by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/ELAP Method 200.5 at EMSL Analytical Laboratories located in Carle Place, New York.

The Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) was established under Section 502 of the NYS Public Health Law and is responsible for the certification of laboratories performing environmental analyses on samples originating from New York State, thus ensuring the accuracy and reliability of these analyses. EMSL is accredited under ELAP with Certificate #11469.

Method 200.5 is entitled “Determination of Trace Elements in Drinking Water by Axially Viewed Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry.” Commonly referred to as ICP, this method is only one of the several methods approved by the EPA and NYS for analyzing drinking water. This particular method makes use of an ICP source and a detector. Water from the samples collected are nebulized and introduced into the plasma. Any Lead in the sample ionizes and releases electrons in a very specific wavelength that is captured by a detector. Since the intensity of the electrons released is proportional to the concentration, the laboratory can accurately report the concentrations of lead in each water sample analyzed.

For additional information on EPA's Method 200.5, please click here.

Contact Information

For additional information concerning ESM's compliance with respect to 10 NYCRR Subpart 67-4:  Lead In School Drinking Water, please contact ESM Facilities at (631) 801-3046