Dear Islip Community,

As you know, Islip engaged in lead in the water testing of all drinking water outlets over the summer, and we had an excellent report. Per my September letter, all water sources (water fountains and faucets) that required corrective action based on the test results have been replaced or removed from service. New York State is now requiring that districts test all non-potable water outlets, as well. This second phase of testing has been completed in conjunction with JC Broderick, and we are waiting for the results.

EPA guidelines include a recommendation that all non-potable water sources be identified. Non-potable water sources include lavatory sinks, custodial closets, science rooms, classroom sinks and water spigots. The district is in the process of placing stickers at each non-potable source at all buildings in accordance with these guidelines. Please know that the presence of these signs does not indicate that the water from these outlets is unsafe. Should we need to correct anything in the future, we will surely do so, as the health and safety of the staff and students is a top priority.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the district's water quality or the ongoing testing and notification procedures, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Brian Graham, our plant facilities administrator, at 631-650-8430.

Susan A. Schnebel
Superintendent of Schools