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Water Quality Addressed at Livingston Public Schools

James Perrette, manager of buildings and grounds, updates LBOE on actions being taken to keep the water safe in the Livingston Public Schools.  Credits: Alan Grossman

LIVINGSTON, NJ — James Perrette, manager of buildings and grounds for Livingston Public Schools (LPS), spoke to the Board of Education on Monday about the recent results of testing 367 water outlets in all of Livingston’s schools to protect the community and ensure compliance with the Department of Education regulations.

He said that in accordance with the Department of Education regulations, LPS immediately implemented remedial measures for any water outlet above state guidelines for lead content.

“We identified and tested all drinking water, non-drinking water and food preparation outlets,” Perrette said. “Of the 367 samples taken, eight were above the lead action level established by the US Environmental Protection Agency for lead in drinking water (15 parts per billion). Of these eight outlets, six were from non-drinking water sources, including outdoor spigots and sink faucets.”

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He said all the outlets in question were immediately taken off line. This included two fountains in classrooms at Collins Elementary School, which tested above the actionable limit and were immediately taken out of service.

“Our primary concern is for the safety of our school staff and students,” said Livingston Board of Education President Ronnie Konner.  

The district is currently awaiting the results of a second round of testing, and it will communicate those results to the families of affected schools when completed.

To read more about this meeting, where the board approved a plan to reorganize some of the public schools’ top administrators, click HERE.

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