May 17, 2023
Dear Members of the Fort Plain Community,
On Sept. 6, 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that requires public schools in New York State to test for lead in all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking.
On March 23, I informed you of the results of water testing completed at FPCSD. At that time, I shared that several faucets and fountains failed to meet the standards. We worked closely with governing agencies and followed the prescribed intervention steps to address the failed tests. We recently retested the equipment that failed the first test and found that some of the water access points have been fixed; however, there are a few areas that still show signs of contamination.
Visit our health services webpage for information about the risks associated with lead, as well as complete test results.
Please be assured that all outlets that tested above the state’s level have been taken out of service, or marked with appropriate signage, and will remain so until the remediation and retesting are completed. The District is going to replace the fountains, faucets, and/or piping in the persistent areas of concern.
We take these findings very seriously and will work with all governing agencies and consultants to ensure that we address the areas properly and efficiently.
If you have any questions, please contact my office at 993-4000, #1000.
Superintendent of Schools