Skip to main content
North Syracuse - click for home

District currently undergoing scheduled water testing and will be releasing building results as available

February 20, 2024: The North Syracuse Central School District is in the process of completing regularly scheduled testing of its drinking water in accordance with New York State standards for Lead in Water. According to the law, all school districts and BOCES must conduct testing of school potable water sources in occupied buildings.

When the law was enacted in 2016, testing was required every five years. In 2021, New York State Governor Hochul signed a law increasing the frequency of testing to every three years and lowering the acceptable lead threshold from 15 ppb to 5 ppb. The law also requires that all lab results be distributed to families and made available online. 

North Syracuse began its current round of testing in January 2024 and as part of the state’s updated requirements, the district will be sending correspondence to families and community members and posting results online as new test results are received. Each school building is tested individually according to a schedule set in conjunction with health and safety partners at OCM BOCES. 

In addition to sharing and posting test results, the district will follow accepted remediation recommendations for any fixtures that test above acceptable levels. Remediation typically involves replacement of aerators and retesting for minor deviations and replacement of fixtures where this is not effective. 

Learn more about water testing on the water testing website.