Lead Testing Results

Our school system is committed to protecting student, teacher, and staff health. To protect our community and be in compliance with the Department of Education regulations, the Somerset Hills School District tested our schools’ drinking water for lead.

In accordance with the Department of Education regulations, the Somerset Hills School District will implement immediate remedial measures for any drinking water outlet with a result greater than the action level of 15 μg/l (parts per billion [ppb]). This includes turning off the outlet unless it is determined the location must remain on for non-drinking purposes. In these cases, a “DO NOT DRINK – SAFE FOR HANDWASHING ONLY” sign will be posted.


Results of our Testing

Following instructions given in technical guidance developed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, SHSD completed a plumbing profile for each of the buildings within the district. Through this effort, we identified and tested all drinking water and food preparation outlets. Of the 128 samples taken, all but 17 tested below the lead action level established by the US Environmental Protection Agency for lead in drinking water (15μg/l [ppb]).

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