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Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent

227 Main Street
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.