Public schools are required to test for lead in drinking water every six years, as described in state regulations, and samples are required to be sent to a certified testing laboratory for analysis.
Every district must make all test results available at the school facility and on the district’s website. First Children School’s results are posted below.
The regulations also require notification to the NJDOE, as well as to parents, in any instance in which the results exceed the permissible lead action level (15 ppb). If the permissible level is exceeded, notification will go out describing the steps taken to immediately end the use of each drinking water outlet where water quality exceeds the permissible level, as well as measures taken to ensure that alternate drinking water has been made available to all students and staff.