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Lead and Copper Notifications Letter and Attachments

posted Sep 15, 2016, 7:47 PM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 7:58 PM ]

September 14, 2016

Saegertown High School & Elementary Staff, Students, & Parents

During routine water monitoring for Lead and Copper, results indicated that the Saegertown Jr./Sr. High School exceeded the action level for lead of .015 mg/L (15 parts per billion) under the regulations of the PA Department of Environmental Protection Safe Drinking Water Program.

The elevated levels were found in the Saegertown High School stage restroom sink (.0226) and the boiler room restroom sink (.0183).

There were no exceedances in other areas tested in the High School or at Saegertown Elementary and Central Office.  Saegertown Elementary and Central Office staff, students and parents are included in this notification as the central water system for the site serves both buildings.

The school district is following the regulations required by the DEP Safe Drinking Water Program as a result of these sample readings.  This includes:

  • Notifying and educating the public of health effects of lead in drinking water.
  • Continued monitoring of lead within the distribution system at SHS
  • Conducting a feasibility study for corrosion control treatment.
  • Changing fixtures at the locations where the action level was exceeded.

The elevated levels are considered chronic and not acute.

The DEP is not requesting or requiring a  “Do not drink” order.

Thank you,

Patrick Connelly
Plant and Transportation Supervisor

PENNCREST School District