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State Water Test Results

BROCKTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATEMENT ON LEAD AND COPPER WATER TESTING RESULTS
(Updated February 14, 2017)

The Brockton Public Schools joined a voluntary program in October offered by the state departments of Public Health (DPH) and Environmental Protection (DEP) to test schools for lead and copper in water. We chose to be one of 179 out of 351 communities to test our water to assure the health and safety of our learning community.

Under the supervision of the DPH and DEP, 2,400 water samples were taken at our 23 Brockton school buildings.

New this week:

Plouffe Academy: 110 samples were taken for lead and copper. Result: there were seven hits for elevated lead/copper levels in two drinking fountains and five faucets.

The following results have been received since late December:

Brockton High School: 261 samples taken for lead and copper. Result: There were 99 hits. Of those, 14 showed elevated lead levels in faucets and one drinking fountain had an elevated lead level.

Keith Center: 27 samples taken for lead and copper. Result: four faucets tested high for lead and one faucet tested high for copper.

George School: 127 samples taken for lead and copper. Result: No hits.

South Middle School: 24 samples taken for Lead and copper. Result: No hits.

West Middle School: 16 samples taken for lead and copper; Result: One faucet with an elevated lead level.

East Middle School: 23 samples taken for lead and copper. Result: One faucet with an elevated lead level.

Kennedy Elementary School: 62 samples taken for lead and copper. Result: three faucets and three water fountains tested high for lead.

Angelo Elementary School: 106 samples taken for lead and copper. Result: eight faucets tested high for lead, one faucet and two drinking fountains had a high lead and copper result.

North Middle School: 29 samples taken for lead and copper. Result: eight faucets and two drinking fountains tested high for lead.

Davis K-8 School: 56 samples taken for both lead and copper. Result: 11faucets had a high lead level, one faucet had a high copper level and three faucets had high lead and copper levels

Adult Learning Center: 13 samples taken for both lead and copper. Result: one drinking fountain with an elevated lead and copper level.

Downey Elementary School: 88 samples taken for both lead and copper. Result: 11 faucets and one drinking fountain with high lead level readings.

Goddard Alternative School: 28 samples taken for both lead and copper. Result: five faucets and two drinking fountains with high lead level readings.

Hancock Elementary School: 84 samples taken for both lead and copper. Result: 33 fixtures had high lead levels, including 22 faucets and nine water fountains. Also, 14 fixtures had both high lead and copper levels, including 11 faucets and three water fountains.

Huntington Elementary School: 35 samples taken for both lead and copper. Result: one faucet with a high lead level reading.

Raymond Elementary School: 54 samples taken for both lead and copper. Result: four faucets and two water fountains had elevated lead levels; one faucet had an elevated copper level; and two faucets and one drinking fountain had both elevated lead and copper levels.

Arnone Elementary School: 117 samples taken for both lead and copper. Result: one faucet with an elevated lead and copper level.

Mary E. Baker Elementary School: 126 samples taken for both lead and copper. Result: no high readings for either lead or copper.

Gilmore Early Childhood Center: 76 samples taken for both lead and copper. Result: five fixtures with elevated lead levels; one fixture with both elevated lead and copper levels; one fixture with elevated copper, only.

Ashfield Middle School: 44 tests were taken for both lead and cooper. Result: eight fixtures showed a high lead result; one fixture had a high lead and copper result;

Brookfield Elementary School: 77 tests were taken for both lead and copper. Result: seven fixtures showed a high lead level; one fixture had a high lead and copper level;

Barrett-Russell Kindergarten Center: six tests were taken for both lead and copper. Result: No high lead or copper levels.

****Please note that the source of lead and copper at our schools so far has come from the fixtures and not the water supply. All affected faucets have been replaced and drinking fountains disconnected. All schools already have water filtration systems for drinking water.

We will keep families apprised as results continue to come in from schools around the district by posting them in a prominent place on our website at www.brocktonpublicschools.com.

When all results are in we will produce a comprehensive report on the overall testing program and what steps will be taken to address its results. As always, the safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority.

Testing Results by School

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