ASSEMBLY BILL 746
Last October, 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 746 which requires Water Districts to test school water for lead at schools built before January 1, 2010. Per Assembly Bill 746, these tests must be completed at all sites by January 1, 2019. Fullerton School District made the decision to test all of our sites during the months of January, February and March, 2018 instead of waiting until the end of the year. According to the new law, local school staff must notify parents and guardians if lead levels exceed the recommended level. Staff must also immediately shut down all fountains and faucets where excess lead levels are present.
NOTIFICATION OF WATER TEST RESULTS
Below are the completed Lead sampling results for the water samples collected between January 15, 2018 and March 8, 2018 for all the schools/sites within the Fullerton School District. Testing was performed by the City’s contracted laboratory, Clinical Laboratory of San Bernardino, Inc.
The United States EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has set a limit of 15 micrograms per liter (µg/L) and Reporting Detection Limit is 5 µg/L as an acceptable level. A result of “ND” or 0 indicates lead was not detected.
At all schools, water samples were taken at 5 locations. With the exception of 1 sample at Valencia Park Elementary and 2 samples at the Nutrition Center, NO LEVELS OF LEAD were detected in any of the samples taken throughout the District.
Valencia Park Elementary: One of the five samples had a level of 6.5 micrograms per liter which is below the acceptable level of 15 micrograms per liter (µg/L). Repairs have been made to the fountain and levels of lead are now 0.
Nutrition Center: Two of the four samples had a level of 12.0 micrograms per liter which is below the acceptable level of 15 micrograms per liter (µg/L). We have temporarily rerouted water to use from a clean source. We will continue to use water free of lead, make repairs and retest water samples until there is no trace amount of lead in the water.
According to Hye Jin Lee, P.E., Water System Manager and Assistant City Engineer City of Fullerton, no further testing is required because the level of lead in the samples is below 15 micrograms per liter (µg/L) (Attachment A Below). However, the District will continue to take steps to eliminate all trace levels of lead. Currently, the only remaining location to repair is the Nutrition Center.
Please direct any questions to Robert R. Coghlan, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services-Fullerton School District (714) 447-7412 firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Testing Results by School/Site: