Drinking Water Test Results:
The Commack School District proactively began testing the water in all water fixtures in the District for lead content in mid-April of last school year, and all drinking fountains and sinks that were found to have elevated levels were immediately taken off-line. Those fixtures have either been replaced, addressed with signage*, continue to be turned off pending further remediation methods, or permanently turned off/removed. Two further rounds of testing were done, and at this time, all of our schools’ active water sources have tested safe for drinking and cooking.
Over the summer, an additional twenty-one (21) hydration stations were installed throughout the District, which dispense cooled, filtered water to refill water bottles or to drink directly from the fountains. Eight additional stations will be installed during the school year. Please click the link on the bottom of this page to view the required public posting of the water testing results. Additional remediation measures have occurred which are not reflected in this report; these remediation measures will be included in the forthcoming final report.
In keeping with the District's policy of being proactive instead of reactive, water testing will take place periodically in the future. Please be assured that the health of our students, staff, and anyone entering our schools is of the utmost importance, and that we will continue to do all we can to maintain a safe environment for all who enter our facilities. Click here for Water Testing Results Click here for the Lead Remediation Plan
*Note: The District’s science labs have been conspicuously posted with signage stating the lab faucets, which are necessary for classroom experiments, are intended for lab use only.