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District-Wide Drinking Water Lead Test Results Report presented at Nutley Board of Education Meeting

According to Nicolette, 13 of the 183 outlets tested had ‘problems’, a few of which were in ‘slop sinks’ in boiler rooms that were not used as drinking water outlets. Credits: Pennie Landry / TAPinto Nutley
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NUTLEY, NJ - The first presentation at the August 31 Nutley Board of Education meeting was the District-Wide Drinking Water Lead Test Results Report by Phil NicoletteManager of Buildings & Grounds.

According to Nicolette, 13 of the 183 outlets tested had ‘problems’, a few of which were in ‘slop sinks’ in boiler rooms that were not used as drinking water outlets.

The number of drinking water outlets that tested above the state ‘action level’ at each school was as follows:  

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Radcliffe – 7

Nutley High – 2

Spring Garden – 1

Washington – 1

Yantacaw – 1

Walker – 0

The water outlets in question were turned off until remediation could be made. 

Nicolette also reported that six new water fountains have been installed at Washington School.

According to the district website: ‘In accordance with the Department of Education regulations, the Nutley School District will implement immediate remedial measures for any drinking water outlet with a result greater than the action level of 15 µg/l (parts per billion [ppb]). This includes turning off the outlet unless it is determined the location must remain on for non-drinking purposes. In these cases, a "DO NOT DRINK - SAFE FOR HAND WASHING ONLY" sign will be posted.’   

To read more about the August 31 Nutley Board of Education Meeting read Enrollments, Course Offerings Increase in Nutley School District 2017-18 school year on TAPinto Nutley.

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