Contact: Steven Marotta, Director of Facilities and Operations
Tami Myers, Facilities Office Support
Phone: 518-758-7575 Fax: 518-758-2563
District Water Testing
(October 11, 2018) Below you can find the most recent results from selected water re-tests in Ichabod Crane Central School District buildings.
(Nov. 3, 2016) As you may recall, the Ichabod Crane Central School District took proactive steps to test all water sources for elevated levels of lead and copper. In June, approximately 275 samples were tested and results showed some water sources with elevated levels of lead or copper within the buildings. The district took steps to address those sources to ensure that water is safe for consumption. On Sept. 17, 21 outlets were retested and results showed none of these sources had elevated levels of lead. Four sources did come back with elevated levels of copper, all of which are located in the HS. The District is working with the manufacturer of these fixtures to determine a mitigation protocol.
All of the precautions we put in place at the start of the school year will remain in effect until each water source with elevated levels of lead and copper has been remediated.
(Sept. 13, 2016) In a precautionary, proactive measure, the Ichabod Crane Central School District conducted water testing, not only for lead but also for copper. Approximately 275 water sources from every building were tested and the District received the results of the test in mid-August. At the Sept. 6 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent George Zini reported the results of the tests which did show some water sources with elevated levels of lead or copper within the buildings. The District has taken steps to address these sources to ensure that water is safe for consumption. Precautions will remain in effect until each identified area is remediated and retested.
“The safety of our students and staff has always been a priority,” said Mr. Zini. “I can assure you that the District will take the necessary steps to ensure that everyone has safe drinking water available to them.”
On Sept. 6, Governor Cuomo signed a bill requiring districts to test their drinking water for lead.