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Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent

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Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 615-6720

Central School District

Water Quality Testing

District conducting water quality testing in schools

The Goshen Central School District has recently received results of lead in water quality testing conducted at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School, Goshen Intermediate School, Goshen High School and C. J. Hooker Middle School by a state-approved laboratory. This testing is in accordance with legislation signed by Governor Cuomo on September 6, 2016.

Testing results at SAS

Results of the mandatory water testing at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School were the first to be received by district officials. All potable water sources were tested, including drinking fountains and sink faucets in classrooms, restrooms and the cafeteria. Of the 141 samples drawn, six tested above the allowable 15 ug/L as per new regulations. Of the six faucets, three were located in classrooms and are only used for hand washing and cleaning purposes and two were located in bathrooms.

One location was a bubbler attached to a classroom sink. The bubbler was immediately shut off until next steps can be determined. A sign stating “Non Potable Water, Do Not Drink” (in English and Spanish) with a symbol relaying the same message was posted immediately at all six locations.

If you have questions related to water quality testing at SAS, please contact SAS Interim Principal Henry Freedman at 615-6600 or at henry.freedman@gcsny.org.

Resampling results for water testing at Scotchtown Avenue

The six fixtures that previously tested above the allowable 15 ug/L as per new regulations were tested again on February 23 following remediation of these fixtures, and the results found that all samples, for the six remediated locations, were below action levels. Remediation included the replacement of the six individual fixtures, including the associated individual isolation valves and feed lines.

The previously posted cautionary signage for those fixtures has been removed and those fixtures returned to normal use.

Testing results at GIS

Results at Goshen Intermediate School indicated that 10 fixtures of the 89 tested were found to exceed the new allowable measure. The affected fixtures were not at any of the school’s drinking fountains, but at nine classroom/bathroom sinks and one kitchen sink.

Signs were immediately posted above those sinks stating “Non Potable Water, Do Not Drink" (in English and Spanish). Those fixtures will be replaced and retested before being put back into service, or the fixture will be eliminated.

Resampling results

In October 2016, the district received results of the mandatory "lead in" water testing at GIS. Of the 89 samples drawn, 10 tested above the allowable 15 ug/L as per new regulations (nine classroom/bathroom and one kitchen sink).

A sign stating "Non Potable Water, Do Not Drink" (English and Spanish) with a symbol relaying the same message was posted immediately at all 10 locations.

The fixtures were tested again on March 30, 2017, following remediation of these fixtures. Eleven (1 kitchen fixture added) resamples were taken. Remediation included the replacement of the individual fixtures including the associated individual isolation valves and feed lines. Results at eight locations were still at or above action level (six classroom/bathroom and two kitchen). 

The previously posted cautionary signage for those fixtures will remain in place. Those eight locations will be further remediated and retested before returning to normal service or permanently restricted for eliminated.

If you have questions related to the water quality testing at GIS, please contact GIS Principal Jason Carter at 845-615-6500 or at jason.carter@gcsny.org

Testing results at GHS

Results at Goshen High School indicated that 11 fixtures of the 88 tested were found to exceed the new allowable measure. The affected fixtures were not at any of the school's drinking fountains, but at eight science "lab" style sinks, one kitchen hand wash sink, one kitchen pot filler and one hose bib.

Signs were immediately posted above those nine sinks stating "Non Potable Water, Do Not Drink" (in English and Spanish). Those fixtures will be replaced and retested before being put back into service, or the fixture will be eliminated. The kitchen flex pot filler and the hose bib have been removed.

If you have questions related to the water quality testing at GHS, please contact Principal Robert McKiernan at 845-615-6100 or robert.mckiernan@gcsny.org.

Resampling results

In October 2016, the district received results of the mandatory "lead in" water testing at GHS. Of the 88 samples drawn, 11 tested above the allowable 15 ug/L as per new regulations.

The affected fixtures were not at any drinking water fountains, but at 9 science/prep/hand wash/utility locations, and two hose bibs, one which was eliminated, one made non-accessible. A sign stating "Non Potable Water, Do Not Drink" in English and Spanish with a symbol relaying the same message was posted immediately in all 9 locations.

The fixtures were tested again on April 27 following remediation of these fixtures. Nine resamples were taken. Remediation included the replacement of the individual fixtures including the associated individual isolation valves and feed lines. Of the 9 resamples, two results/fixtures were still at or above "action level" (science/hand wash).

The previously posted cautionary signage for those fixtures that tested below action level were removed and those fixtures returned to normal use. The cautionary signage will remain in place for the two fixtures at or above action level until further remediation or elimination.

If you have questions related to the water quality testing at GHS, please contact Principal Robert McKiernan at 845-615-6100 or robert.mckiernan@gcsny.org.

Testing results at CJH

Results at C. J. Hooker Middle School indicated that 17 fixtures of the 103 tested were found to exceed the new allowable measure. The affected fixtures were not at any of the school's drinking fountains, but at 16 science/prep/hand wash sinks and one hose bib.

Signs were immediately posted above those 16 sinks stating "Non Potable Water, Do Not Drink" (in English and Spanish). Those fixtures will be replaced and retested before being put back into service, or the fixture will be eliminated. The hose bib have been capped.

Resampling results

In October 2016, the district received results of the mandatory "lead in" water testing at CJH. Of the 103 samples drawn, 17 tested above the allowable 15 ug/L as per new regulations.

The affected fixtures were not at any drinking water fountains, but at science/prep/hand wash/utility locations. A sign stating "Non Potable Water, Do Not Drink" (English and Spanish) with a symbol relaying the same message was posted immediately at all 17 locations.

The fixtures were tested again on February 23, 2017, and March 30, 2017, following remediation of these fixtures. Eighteen resamples were taken. Remediation included the replacement of the individual fixtures including the associated individual isolation valves and feed lines. Of the 18 resamples, two results/fixtures were still at or above "action level" (science/hand wash).

The previously posted cautionary signage for those fixtures that tested below action level were removed and those fixtures returned to normal use. The cautionary signage will remain in place for the two fixtures at or above action level until further remediation or elimination.

If you have questions related to the water quality testing at CJH, please contact Principal William Rolon at 845-615-6300 or william.rolon@gcsny.org.

The district will notify families of any additional actions regarding water testing or remediation that may be necessary moving forward.