Safe Drinking Water Program
To guarantee that students have access to safe drinking water at school, we conduct water testing at every school on a five year cycle. We have set an action level of 10 ppb when testing 250 milliliter of first draw samples from water outlets in schools. Outlets are removed from service immediately if results show lead levels above 10 ppb. An action plan is developed for each outlet that exceeds 10 ppb. Principals are provided with letters and water results to send home with students. All water testing results are posted on line for public view.
Blood lead testing for children is free at two Philadelphia Department of Public Health Centers, specifically at Health Center # 3 located at 43rd Street, between Baltimore and Woodland Avenues, and at Health Center # 4 located at 44th Street and Haverford Avenue. This information and more is available at the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention website.
School Water Testing Data
Below, please find letters and water testing results for schools that have been tested.
Alternative Education Schools
|Camelot Academy East/
Crossroads @ Hunting Park
|Camelot Academy & Excel North||Big Picture El Centro de Estudiantes||One Bright Ray Elmwood|| PLA South/
Crossroads Accelerated Academy