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Lead Tests

Greater Albany Public Schools tested all drinking and food preparation water fixtures for lead in all schools this summer. Due to high demand, results from the labs are taking longer than expected. Test results for all schools will be published here when they are available.

Any fixtures that show elevated lead levels will be disconnected, repaired and retested. Faucets with elevated lead levels will not be reconnected until the water has been tested and proven safe for drinking.

Parent and Staff Updates


Resultados del análisis del agua – 4 de noviembre


Test Results – Nov. 4

Albany Options School: Testing complete, no elevated levels

Lead Testing Results

Calapooia Middle School: Complete results, no sources have elevated lead levels

Lead Testing Results – Dec. 6

Test Results: Misc. Samples – Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 26

Lead Testing Results

Central Elementary School: Testing complete, no elevated levels

Lead Testing Results

Clover Ridge Elementary School: Complete results, one source has elevated lead levels

  • Faucet in Room 5: 23.7 ppb – faucet needs to be replaced and retested

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 20

Lead Testing Results

District Office: Testing complete, no elevated levels

Test Results: Misc. Samples – Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results

Fairmount Building: Complete results, no sources have elevated lead levels

Lead Testing Results – Retest Report, Sept. 23

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 22

Lead Testing Results

Fir Grove Elementary School: Testing complete, no elevated levels

Test Results: Misc. Samples – Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 22

Lead Testing Results

Lafayette Elementary School: Complete results, one source has elevated lead levels

  • Room 9: 24.9 ppb – faucet replaced lead at 33.6 ppb and 152.0 upon retests; further repairs being made before faucet is retested

Test Results: Misc. Samples – Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results – Retest Report #2, Oct. 13

Lead Testing Results – Retest Report, Oct. 5

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results

Liberty Elementary School: Testing complete, no elevated levels

Test Results: Misc. Samples – Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results

Memorial Middle School: Testing complete, no elevated levels

Test Results: Misc. Samples – Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results

North Albany Elementary School: Testing complete, no elevated levels

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 22

Lead Testing Results

North Albany Middle School: Complete results, six sources have elevated lead levels

  • Room 1 Faucet: 24.3 ppb – faucet replaced awaiting results
  • Room 19 Faucet: 80.6 ppb– faucet replaced awaiting results
  • Room 21/22 North Faucet: 46.2 ppb– faucet replaced awaiting results
  • Room 21/22 South Faucet: 26.1 ppb– faucet replaced awaiting results
  • Store Sink: 175.0 ppb– faucet replaced, lead at 23.7 ppb upon retest; further repairs being made before faucet is retested
  • Bookroom Sink: 121.0 ppb– faucet replaced, lead at 22.7 ppb upon retest; further repairs being made before faucet is retested

Lead Testing Results – Retest Report, Sept. 27

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 23

Lead Testing Results

Oak Elementary School: Testing complete, no elevated levels

Lead Testing Results

Oak Grove Elementary School: Testing complete, no elevated levels

Lead Testing Results

Periwinkle Elementary School: Complete results, no sources have elevated lead levels

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results – inital report
Lead Testing Results – additional fixtures
Lead Testing Results – retests after faucet replacements

South Albany High School: Complete results, 16 sources have elevated lead levels

  • Room 209 Faucet 1: 21.0 ppb
  • Room 209 Faucet 2: 21.6 ppb
  • Room 209 Faucet 4: 21.0 ppb
  • Room 209 Faucet 6: 28.1 ppb
  • Room 210 Faucet 2: 21.1 ppb
  • Room 211 Faucet 1: 23.2 ppb
  • Room 211 Faucet 6: 28.2 ppb
  • Room 215 Faucet 2: 38.4 ppb
  • Room 216 Faucet 1: 47.6 ppb
  • Room 217 Faucet 1: 21.0 ppb
  • Room 217 Faucet 2: 27.0 ppb
  • Room 217 Faucet 5: 26.3 ppb
  • Room 307 NE Faucet: 29.6 ppb
  • Room 307 SE Faucet: 78.8 ppb
  • Room 307 NW Faucet: 49.6 ppb
  • Room 308 SW Faucet: 45.1 ppb

Test Results: Misc. Samples – Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results – Retest Report, Sept. 23

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Part 2, Sept. 27

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Part 1, Sept. 26

Lead Testing Results 1
Lead Testing Results 2

South Shore Elementary School: Complete results, no sources have elevated levels

Test Results: Misc. Samples – Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results

Sunrise Elementary School: Complete results, one source has elevated lead levels

  • Room 1: 20.2 ppb– faucet replaced, lead at 22.0 ppb upon retest; further repairs being made before faucet is retested.

Test Results: Misc. Samples – Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 20

Lead Testing Results

Takena Elementary School: Complete results, no sources have elevated lead levels

Lead Testing Results – Retest Report, Sept. 23

Lead Testing Results

Tangent Elementary School: Complete results, one source has elevated lead levels

  • Room 14 Faucet: 38.0 ppb – faucet replaced, lead at 21.9 ppb and 22.0 ppb upon retests; further repairs being made before faucet is retested.

Test Results – Dec. 6

Test Results: Misc. Samples – Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results – Retest Report, Oct. 5

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 22

Lead Testing Results

Timber Ridge: Due to age of building, random sampling only, no elevated levels

Lead Testing Results

Waverly Elementary School: Complete results, no sources have elevated lead levels

Lead Testing Results – Retest Report, Oct. 19

Lead Testing Results – Retest Report, Oct. 5

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Sept. 19

Lead Testing Results
Lead Testing Results – Retests after faucet replacements

West Albany High School: Complete results available, 9 sources have elevated levels

  • Green House: 31.0 ppb– faucet replaced, awaiting retest
  • B4Faucet 1: 35.2 ppb– faucet replaced, lead at 21.4 ppb upon retest; further repairs being made before faucet is retested
  • B4 Faucet 4: 29.6 ppb– faucet replaced, awaiting retest results
  • B4 Faucet 8: 21.2 ppb– faucet replaced, lead at 200.0 ppb upon retest; further repairs being made before faucet is retested
  • B4 Faucet 11: 39.0 ppb– faucet replaced, lead at 231.0 ppb upon retest; further repairs being made before faucet is retested
  • B4 Faucet 13: 53.6 ppb– faucet replaced, lead at 53.6 ppb upon retest; further repairs being made before faucet is retested
  • D6 Faucet 2: 21.2 ppb– faucet replaced, awaiting retest results
  • E1 Faucet 1: 47.0 ppb– faucet replaced, lead at 34.3 ppb upon retest; further repairs being made before faucet is retested
  • E2 Faucet 6: 24.8 ppb– faucet replaced, lead at 57.9 ppb upon retest; further repairs being made before faucet is retested

Lead Testing Results – Retest Report, Sept. 26

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Part 2, Sept. 22

Lead Testing Results – Round 2, Part 1, Sept. 21

Lead Testing Results – Greenhouse, Sept. 8

Lead Testing Results

Any fixture with tests showing elevated lead levels will be kept out of service until tests show that they no longer exceed allowable lead levels.


EPA Recommendations

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends disconnecting any water fixture with lead levels of 20 parts per billion (ppb) or higher.

Testing protocol:

GAPS followed the EPA recommended protocol for water testing:

The EPA recommends that schools collect 250 mL first-draw samples (i.e., samples of stagnant water before any flushing or use occurs) from water fountains and other outlets used for consumption, and that the water fountains and/or outlets be taken out of service if the lead level exceeded 20 ppb. The sample was designed to pinpoint specific fountains and outlets that require remediation (e.g. water cooler replacement). The school sampling protocol maximizes the likelihood that the highest concentrations of lead are found because the first 250 mL are analyzed for lead after overnight stagnation.

EPA report: Controlling Lead in Drinking Water for Schools and Day Care Facilities: A Summary of State Programs

Read Gaps starts testing for lead in Democrat-Herald.


Resources

If you have questions, please email: info@albany.k12.or.us


Well Water Tests

Some of our rural schools have their own wells, which are tested regularly as required by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tests at Tangent Elementary School showed elevated levels of coliform bacteria, which are naturally present in the environment but may indicate other potentially harmful bacteria.

The school is providing outside water to students for drinking. Facilities staff are flushing the well water system and will retest.

Tangent Elementary School: Coliform Bacteria

Testing Results