Lead Testing

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NYS Legislation

On September 6, 2016, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation requiring all school districts and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) in New York State to test potable water systems for lead contamination and to take responsive actions. Lead in children's drinking water is a serious public health issue. We take very serious lead contamination and all action level water outlets have been labeled or disconnected.

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2021 Results

Letter to Parents and Staff - October 2021
High School Lead Results - October 2021

Letter to Parents - August 2021
HS Lead Testing Results - May 2021

Please note: The Gouverneur Elementary and the Gouverneur Middle Schools are lead free schools and therefore are only tested at the inlet source by the village at the New York State mandated intervals.
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Prior Results


2018 Lead Testing Results
  • Sample ID 1, 210ppb, women's bath off auditorium 2nd sink
  • Sample ID 2, 26.1ppb, men's bath off auditorium
  • Sample ID 4, 15.8ppb, Room 125 2nd sink
  • Sample ID 5, 28.8ppb, Room 128 sink
  • Signage has been placed at each of these elevated sites.


Bus Garage and Access Center 2016
West Side 2016
Elementary Full 2016
Elementary Summary 2016
High School 2016