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:
The elevated levels are considered chronic and not acute.
The DEP is not requesting or requiring a “Do not drink” order.