• WATER TESTING CONDUCTED IN CB SCHOOLS

    As we did this time last year, 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, consumptive and non-consumptive water sources were evaluated this year.

    This month, Langan Engineering issued reports (download a PDF of the initial and resampling test results, by school, at right) identifying 18 of the 1,050 tested water sources as containing levels of lead that exceed Environmental Protection Agency standards. These 18 sites, none of which are water fountains or otherwise consumptive locations, were spread among the following thirteen schools:  Buckingham Elementary, Butler Elementary, Doyle Elementary, CB East High School, Gayman Elementary, Groveland Elementary, Kutz Elementary, Lenape Middle School, Linden Elementary, Tamanend Middle School, Titus Elementary, Tohickon Middle School, and Warwick Elementary. Details are listed below.

    To address the findings in the report, our Facilities and Energy Management Operations Department immediately began remediation of impacted water sources. This work has been completed and follow up testing has been conducted. Results of this testing are posted at right.

    Our goal of maintaining a safe environment for our students and staff is always our focus. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

    Stay Well,

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


  • School

    Location

    Fixture Type

    Response

    Buckingham

    Room 55

    sink faucet

    Neutralization tank installation to occur August 2020, retesting complete, results posted.

    Buckingham

    Room 3

    sink faucet

    Neutralization tank installation to occur August 2020, followed by an additional testing, results to be posted.

    Buckingham

    Room 24

    sink faucet

    Neutralization tank installation to occur August 2020, retesting complete, results posted.

    Butler

    Room B101

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Doyle

    Room S1

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    East

    Room B108

    hose bib

    Hose bib has been decommissioned at this time. Sediment filter replaced/lead filter to be installed. Testing to be repeated, results to be posted.

    Gayman

    Room 27

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Groveland

    Office Conf. Room

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Groveland

    Nurse

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Kutz

    Room E5

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Kutz

    Room A14

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Kutz

    Room A11

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Lenape

    Nurse Office

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Linden

    Room 3

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Tamanend

    Kitchen

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Titus

    Room 103

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Tohickon

    Nurse Office

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.

    Warwick

    Room 25

    sink faucet

    Fixture changed, retesting complete, results posted.


    For more information about lead levels and drinking water, visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.