From South Orange-Maplewood Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Ramos:
SOMSD has been testing district water sources for lead as a precautionary measure, in light of high levels of lead recently found in drinking water in neighboring towns.
We are testing all drinking water sources, including water fountains, food prep areas, ice machines, and nurse’s rooms. This is a lengthy process because of the timing of the sample collection and the multi-day process at the lab.
We received the first results – for Jefferson School, Marshall School, and Tuscan School. All results were significantly below the levels allowed by State and Federal regulations.
We will keep the community informed as the results come in for our other schools, which we expect to receive over the next week.
John J. Ramos, Sr., Ed.D.