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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339





Water being tested for lead in all New York schools

As part of a new state law to help ensure the health of students and staff, the Fort Plain School District is testing drinking water sources for lead contamination in both school buildings. The law requires that samples must be collected from all faucets and other sources of potable (drinking) water in school districts across the state by Oct. 31 (Sept. 30 for primary grades) and sent for testing.

Sampling at Harry Hoag is complete and has been sent for testing. Remaining samples from the high school building will be completed in October. Testing is being done at a local, certified laboratory for analysis. Test results will be posted on the district website and notification will be sent to parents and guardians in any school where contaminated samples are reported.

“We look forward to receiving the results of our most recent water tests. The results will assist in our continuous efforts to ensure the well-being of the children and staff in our schools,” Superintendent of Schools David Ziskin said.

Most of the plumbing in both buildings has been replaced during recent years. If any remaining faucet or fountain tests positive for lead contamination, the district will immediately take it out of service.