District Receives/Releases Results of Required Water Testing at Chancellor Livingston Elementary School

On September 6, 2016, Governor Cuomo signed a law requiring all school districts to conduct water testing to determine the presence of lead in drinking water. In response, we collected samples from 121 water outlets at Chancellor Livingston Elementary School, which included drinking fountains, classroom faucets, bathroom faucets, kitchen faucets, and hose bibs.


Of the 121 water samples tested, ten (10) showed readings exceeding the New York State Department of Health's (NYSDOH) “action level” for lead in school drinking water, which is 15 micrograms per liter (µg/L) or parts per billion (ppb). Two (2) of the locations tested are handwashing sink faucets, and eight (8) are hose bibs, seven (7) of them outside the building and one (1) in an inside storeroom. NO drinking fountains or kitchen faucets were found to have lead levels above concentrations allowed by the NYSDOH.


The ten (10) water outlets at CLS with lead levels exceeding NYSDOH requirements are:

Hand Washing Sink – Classroom 124

Exterior Hose Bib #7.1

Faculty Restroom 2nd Hand Washing Sink - Rm 137

Exterior Hose Bib #8

Exterior Hose Bib #3

Exterior Hose Bib #9

Exterior Hose Bib #5

Exterior Hose Bib #10

Exterior Hose Bib #7

Hose Bib – Storeroom, Rm 140


A complete list of the various water outlets at CLS that were tested, and the resulting lab results, can be found at CLS Lead Results.pdf 


The District’s Facilities Department is already taking the following steps:


The District will continue to keep parents informed on this important matter. Parents who have any questions should contact us contact us.







845.871.5520 - District
845.871.5520 ext. 5527 - Transportation
845.871.5570 ext. 6560 - Registration
845.871.5570 ext. 6551 - Special Education
845.871.5570 ext. 6560 - Curriculum & Instruction


Mailing: P.O. Box 351, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Physical: 45 N. Park Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572


845.871.5570 - Chancellor Livingston Elementary
845.871.5500 - Bulkeley Middle School
845.871.5500 - Rhinebeck High School