Lead in Drinking Water Testing


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To prevent exposure to lead contamination in the drinking water of Pennsylvania’s schools, the Public School Code was amended in June 2018 by Act 39 of 2018 to: 

This law is effective beginning with the 2018-19 school year. 

Under Act 39 of 2018, schools may, but are not required to, test for lead levels annually in the drinking water of any facility where children attend school. If a school tests for lead levels in their drinking water and finds lead levels in excess of the EPA’s current action level of 15 ppb, the school must immediately implement a plan to ensure that no child or adult is exposed to lead-contaminated drinking water and provide alternate sources of drinking water. 

To learn more about testing for lead in drinking water, please visit PA Department of Education’s webpage “ Lead in Drinking Water“ or the EPA website “Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water”


Lead in Drinking Water Testing Plan

Following EPA guidelines, maintenance personnel will annually take random water samples from water fountains and kitchen faucets in each building. These samples are sent to a certified lab for testing for lead contamination. The results of these test will be communicated to staff, students and parents and posted on the district web site.

Water samples will be drawn in February 2019.  Results will be posted below. 

Water Testing Results

Building Test Date Results
Eastern York High School    
Eastern York Middle School    
Wrightsville Elementary School    
Kreutz Creek Elementary School    
Canadochly Elementary School