There are recent news reports
about elevated lead levels found in the water in some homes in Bergen County.
We want to reassure our parents, students and staff that the drinking water throughout
the Teaneck Public School District has been tested and deemed safe for
Our district elected to proactively
test drinking water for lead in 2016 prior to any state-mandated requirement. At
that time, any drinking water outlet that required remediation was immediately
taken out of service and only put back into service after repairs were made and
re-testing indicated the outlet could be used.
The New Jersey State Board of Education then adopted
regulations mandating the testing of lead in drinking water in all public schools
throughout New Jersey no later than July 2017. All school districts were
directed to develop a lead sampling plan that governed the collection and
analysis of drinking water samples. In addition, the new regulation required
public schools to test for lead in drinking water every six years. Per these new regulations, Teaneck Public
Schools identified and retested drinking water outlets throughout the district
in the spring of 2017. Once again, the drinking water outlets were
deemed safe for use only after satisfactory analytical results were achieved.
Teaneck Public Schools will
continue to follow all State requirements with respect to testing for lead in
Free Water Quality Testing
Available for Your Residence
If you would like to have the
water in your home tested, you can take advantage of free water quality testing
offered to Suez customers. You can find
out if you are served by a lead service line by checking your online account
at: www.mysuezwater.com/njwq, visiting www.suezwq.com, calling customer service center at
800-422-5987 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . SUEZ customer representatives are
available to answer questions including those about lead lines and testing.