Water Testing Results

On July 13, 2016, the State Board of Education adopted regulations at N.J.A.C. 6A:26-12.4 Safe drinking water regarding the testing for lead in drinking water in public schools throughout New Jersey. The regulations were amended and readopted in August 2020. The amendment requires all covered entities to test for lead in drinking water every three years beginning with the 2021-2022 school year resulting in all covered entities being on the same testing cycle. The lead testing in the school drinking water cycle runs from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Covered entities include:

  • All New Jersey public school districts;
  • Charter schools;
  • Renaissance school projects;
  • Jointure commissions;
  • Educational services commissions;
  • Approved private schools for students with disabilities acting under contract to provide educational services on behalf of New Jersey public school districts;
  • State-funded early childcare facilities pursuant to J.A.C. 6A:13A (contracted child care and Head Start programs); and
  • Receiving schools as defined by J.A.C. 6A:14-7.1(a).

RPS replaced old water fountains with filtered water fountains throughout the district during the summer of 2017.  The state will require us to retest in 2023.

Results For All Schools - 2021-2022 School Year

Results by School - 2017

 Ridgewood High School  Benjamin Franklin Middle School George Washington Middle School 
 Hawes Elementary School  Orchard Elementary School  Ridge Elementary School
 Somerville Elementary School  Travell Elementary School  Willard Elementary School
 Glen School

Letter from Scott T. Bisig - Business Administrator regarding Willard School