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Lead Testing Results (UPDATED/FINAL 12-28-17)

Lead Testing Results (UPDATED/FINAL 12-28-17)

POSTED DECEMBER 28, 2017

STATUS:

  • All 3,750 District 202 drinking water sources (sinks/faucets and drinking fountains) comply with the new State of Illinois standard for lead in water.
  • Special filters have been installed on the 65 sources that were initially identified as non-compliant in early August.

FINAL REPORTS

PART 1 -- INCLUDES FINAL TEST DATA FOR:

  • Bonnie McBeth Learning Center ( page 1)
  • Central Elementary (page 20)
  • Charles Reed Elementary (page 40)
  • Creekside Elementary (page 62)
  • Crystal Lawns Elementary (page 85)
  • Eagle Pointe Elementary (page 94)
  • Eichelberger Elementary (page 111)
  • Freedom Elementary (page 135)
  • Grand Prairie Elementary (page 155)
  • Lakewood Falls Elementary (page 171)
  • Liberty Elementary (page 200)
  • Lincoln Elementary (page 219)
  • Meadow View Elementary (page 239)
  • Ridge Elementary (page 260)

PART 2 -- INCLUDES FINAL TEST DATA FOR:

  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary (page 1)
  • Walker's Grove Elementary (page 19)
  • Wesmere Elementary (page 42)
  • Aux Sable Middle School (page 69)
  • Drauden Point Middle School (page 90)
  • Heritage Grove Middle School (page 106)
  • indian Trail Middle School (page 118)
  • Ira Jones Middle School (page 133)
  • John F. Kennedy Middle School (page 152)
  • Timber Ridge Middle School (page 165)
  • Plainfield Academy (page 178)
  • Plainfield High School -- Central Campus (page 186)
  • Plainfield South High School (page 214)
  • Plainfield North High School (page 238)
  • Plainfield East High School (page 259)
  • Administrative Centr (page 290)
  • Technology/Operations, Maintenance and Transportation buildings (page 295)

BACKGROUND

  • Effective January 1, 2017, all public school districts must test the lead content of the water in all schools serving preschool through fifth grade students that were built before January 1, 1987.  This testing must be done by December 31, 2017.
  • The new law also requires testing by December 31, 2018 in schools serving children from preschool through grade 5 built between January 2, 1987 and January 1, 2000.  
    • PLEASE NOTE: The law does not address schools built after 2000 or schools serving students in grades 6-12. The General Assembly can change the law until June 30, 2019.
  • ***District 202 opted to test the water in all of its facilities at once rather than waiting for further Legislative clarification/action. 

KEY POINTS

  • The federal Environmental Protection Agency regulated lead in water until Illinois created its own standard in 2017.
  • The federal law addressed the origin of the water (i.e. usually municipalities) rather than the final source (for example, faucets, sinks, drinking fountains) in public schools and daycare centers
  • The federal standard for lead in water is 15 parts per billion.
  • The new State standard is 5 parts per billion. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Illinois Law

Please visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency for more information about lead in drinking water