Most of the major lead issues in New Jersey — and in the rest of the country — are the result of leeching of lead from pipes and solder in homes and buildings.~ Bob Considine, New Jersey DEP Spokesman


New Jersey Officials have released a list of schools in the Ocean-Monmouth area that have high levels of lead in their water. In a recent Patch article the following schools were on the State's list ...

Ocean County:

Toms River Schools:

  • West Dover
  • Washington Street

* According to the District In both schools, the outlets with lead levels exceeding the standard are not used for drinking water

Brick Township Schools:

  • Emma Havens Young Elementary (School Officials Say the Affected Sources Have Been Shut Off)
  • Drum Point School (Some Affected Sources Have Been Repaired and Others are Awaiting Further Test Results ... According to School Officials)
  • Lake Riviera Middle School (School Officials Reported Non of the Sources Were Used For Drinking Water and Some Dis-Connected)
  • Midstreams Elementary (All Sources Dis-Connected)

Middletown Schools:

  • Bayshore Middle School (Source Was Unused at Time of Testing)
  • River Plaza Elementary School
  • Thorne Middle School

The state Board of Education adopted the lead-testing requirements in July 2016 in the wake of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis that grabbed national headlines and raised concerns about schoolchildren being exposed to lead in their drinking water. ~ Patch




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