May 14, 2021 Testing
The NYS Department of Health (NYS DOH) issued regulations, Subpart 67-4 of Title 10 of the Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York to conform with Chapter 296 of the Laws of 2016. The regulation (Subpart 67-4) can be found at: https://regs.health.ny.gov/volume-1a-title-10/1942050456/subpart67-4-lead-testing-school-drinking-water
Per the regulation, the 2020 compliance period requires schools to test all outlets used for drinking/cooking between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, and remediation activities to continue after that time. However, due to the unprecedented circumstances confronting schools during the 2020 compliance period due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYS DOH extended the 2020 compliance period to June 30, 2021. Therefore, testing conducted between January 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, will be considered as adhering to the 2020 compliance testing requirements. This extension provided schools additional time to complete proper testing in accordance with the requirements specified in Subpart 67-4.
Please see SCCS' 2021 water testing information by clicking the link to the right. We are pleased to report that all water sources have a lead rating below the actionable level and are in compliance with the NYS regulations.