• WATER TESTING CONDUCTED IN CB SCHOOLS

    Dear Central Bucks School District Community,

    Recently, the Central Bucks School District conducted tests in each of our 23 schools to determine the level of lead in the consumptive water sources.  This testing was completed in accordance with Pennsylvania School Code and amendments made to Act 39, which permits school districts in the state of Pennsylvania to test drinking water for lead.  Utilizing the services of Langan Engineering, 1,050 consumptive water sources were evaluated. 

    This week, Langan Engineering issued a report (download a PDF of the testing results, by school, below) identifying 16 of the 1,050 tested water sources as containing levels of lead that exceed Environmental Protection Agency standards.  These 16 sites were spread among the following nine schools: Buckingham Elementary, Cold Spring Elementary, Groveland Elementary, Kutz Elementary, Lenape Middle School, Tohickon Middle School, Unami Middle School, Central Bucks East High School, and Central West High School.

    To address the findings in the report, our Facilities and Energy Management Operations Department immediately began remediation of impacted water sources (as listed in the chart below).  This work will be completed prior to the start of the 2019-2020 school year, and will involve follow up testing to ensure that the impacted water sources are deemed safe.  The report of the follow-up samplings will be communicated on our website and at our regular board meeting on August 27, 2019.

    Our goal of maintaining a safe environment for our students and staff is always our focus.  If you have any questions, please call me at 267-893-2001.

    Stay Well,

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    John J. Kopicki, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools


     

  • Lead Sampling Response

    School

    Locations

    Response

    Buckingham

    Rm 3

    Replace fixture, bubbler and lines from shutoff valve

    Buckingham

    Library

    Replace fixture, bubbler, and exposed copper under sink

    Buckingham

    Rm 51

    Replace fixture, bubbler and lines from shutoff valve

    Buckingham

    Rm 52

    Replace fixture, bubbler and lines from shutoff valve

    Buckingham

    Faculty Room

    Replace fixture and exposed copper under sink

    Buckingham

    Nurse's Office

    Replace fixture and lines from shutoff valve

    Cold Spring

    Library

    Replace fixture and lines from shutoff valve

    East

    B104

    Porcelain water fountain, if not needed, remove and cap lines. 

    Groveland

    Nurse’s treatment

    Replace fixture and lines from shutoff valve

    Kutz

    Nurse’s

    Replace fixture and lines from shutoff valve

    Kutz

    E4

    Replace fixture, bubbler, and exposed copper under sink

    Lenape

    Rm 205

    Replace fixture and lines from shutoff valve

    Lenape

    Library

    Replace fixture and lines from shutoff valve

    Tohickon

    Nurse's office

    Replace fixture and lines from shutoff valve

    Unami

    Kitchen, 3-bowl sink by window

    Replace both fixtures and lines from shutoff valve

    West

    C136

    If sink is needed, replace fixture