Drinking water in the Vestal Central School District comes from municipal sources, the Town of Vestal and the Town of Owego. These municipalities provide testing of the water, and therefore, per EPA guidelines, the school district is not required to test. However, with the recent concern about high levels of lead in the drinking water of Broome County schools, Vestal CSD took the precautionary step of conducting its own water testing to ensure the safety of drinking water for our students and staff.
Samples were taken at every building in the school district from March 2 – 4, 2016, and a report was given to the district on March 11. Regarding drinking water, the EPA has determined limits for both lead and copper. The level of lead that should not be exceeded is 15 ppb (parts per billion) or .015 mg/L (milligrams per Liter). The copper level that should not be exceeded is 1.3 mg/L. We are happy to share that all results in all buildings were less than the EPA action limits for both lead and copper.
To view the results, click the link below.