• CCSD Voluntary Drinking Water Sampling for Lead

  • Charleston County School District (CCSD) began voluntary testing for lead in drinking water in our schools on October 5, 2019.  CCSD is voluntarily testing for lead in drinking water in our schools because it is recommended and encouraged by the EPA, by South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and by drinking water professionals.

    According to EPA and the American Water Works Association (AWWA), lead may enter tap water through corrosion of plumbing materials by the tap water itself in its contact with those plumbing materials.  Lead levels in the water within the plumbing system of schools, residences or any facilities can vary due to the different parts of the plumbing system and the amount of time the water is in contact with the various components of the plumbing system.

    CCSD has created a sampling plan for all outlets typically used or known to be used for consumption or cooking.  As results are received they will be available at a link to be shown below

     

    Resources

    FAQ - CCSD Voluntary Drinking Water Sampling for Lead

    CCSD Insights, News & Notes video with Associate of Facilities Management Ron Kramps

    Video of an interview with MUSC's Dr. Routt Reigart about the district's voluntary testing program

    An online article from verywellfamily.com - 7 questions parents ask about lead in school water 

    Results

    A.C. Corcoran ES Campus (samples collected, awaiting results)

    Academic Magnet HS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Angel Oak ES Campus 

    Ashley River Creative Arts ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Baptist Hill MS-HS Campus 

    Belle Hall ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Buist Academy ES-MS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Burke HS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    C.E. Williams MS for Creative and Scientific Arts Campus 

    Camp Road MS Campus 

    Carolina Park ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Carolina Voyager Charter 

    Charles Pinckney ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Charleston Charter School for Math & Science HS Campus 

    Charleston Progressive Academy ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Charleston School of the Arts MS-HS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Chicora ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Daniel Jenkins Academy HS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Deer Park MS Campus

    Drayton Hall ES Campus 

    E.B. Ellington ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    East Cooper Montessori Charter ES-MS Campus 

    Edith L. Frierson ES Campus 

    Gordon H. Garrett Academy of Technology HS Campus

    Harbor View ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Haut Gap MS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Hunley Park ES Campus (samples collected, awaiting results)

    James B. Edwards ES Campus 

    James Island Charter HS Campus (samples collected, awaiting results)

    James Island ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    James Simons ES-MS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Jane Edwards ES Campus 

    Jennie Moore ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Jerry Zucker MS of Science Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Julian Mitchell Math and Science ES Campus 

    Ladson ES Campus 

    Laing MS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Lambs ES Campus 

    Laurel Hill PS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Liberty Hill Academy MS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Malcolm C. Hursey ES-MS Campus

    Mamie P. Whiteside ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Mary Ford ES Campus 

    Matilda F. Dunston ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Meeting Street ES at Brentwood Campus 

    Meeting Street ES at Burns Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Memminger ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Midland Park PS Campus 

    Military Magnet Academy MS-HS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Minnie Hughes ES Campus

    Montessori Community ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Morningside MS Campus 

    Moultrie MS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Mt. Pleasant Academy ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Mt. Zion ES Campus 

    Murray-LaSaine ES-MS Campus

    North Charleston Creative Arts ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    North Charleston ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    North Charleston HS Campus (samples collected, awaiting results)

    Northwoods MS Campus 

    Oakland ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Orange Grove Charter MS Campus

    Orange Grove Charter School Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    PACE 

    Pepperhill ES Campus

    Pinehurst ES Campus 

    R.B. Stall HS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Sanders-Clyde ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Septima P. Clark Corporate Academy Campus 

    Simmons-Pinckney MS Campus 

    Springfield ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    St. Andrews Math and Science ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    St. James-Santee ES-MS Campus (samples collected, awaiting results)

    St. John's HS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Stiles Point ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Stono Park ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Sullivan's Island ES Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    Thomas C. Cario MS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    W.B. Goodwin ES Campus 

    Wando HS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    West Ashley Head Start Campus (samples collected, awaiting results)

    West Ashley HS Campus (testing scheduled for early 2020)

    West Ashley MS Campus 

    Recommendations

    Charleston County School District encourages parents and guardians to contact trusted medical professionals first if they have concerns about the health of their children. If they have additional questions, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has provided their Care Line number, which is 1-855-4-SCDHEC (855-472-3432).