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Lead in Drinking Water Survey – 3/28/16 to 3/31/16

There has been a lot of local and national media coverage recently regarding lead in drinking water. In an effort to be as proactive as possible, Binghamton University contracted with Microbac Labs to conduct water testing for lead in a sampling of buildings on campus during the week of March 28, 2016. 

Since lead piping and lead solder have not been allowed in new construction since the 1980's, we focused most of our attention on older buildings on campus, a few newer, and also included the Institute for Child Development and Campus PreSchool since they house the population most vulnerable to lead. Following is a complete list of buildings:

      Seneca                 CIW Dining          Hughes              Appalachian Dining          
  Inst. Child Devel.    Campus Preschool       East Gym      Computer Center
      Old Rafuse       C4 Dining      West Gym       Admin Building
      Fine Arts      Engineering        Library       Susq Comm Center
   Hinman Dining       McGuire     Univ. Union           Science 1
      Clearview    New Johnson    


The sample collection method called for the water source to be inactive for at least 6 hours prior to collection. We collected a total of 82 representative samples from the selected buildings.

All samples were below the EPA Safe Drinking Water Act action level for Lead and Copper Rule (LCR)(1991) of 0.015 mg/L (15 ppb) and below The Lead Contamination Control Act (LCCA) (1988) of 0.020 mg/L (20 ppb). 

See the Results Page Here

For complete raw data, click to download the links below:

Certificate of Analysis 1 (.pdf, 252kb)

Certificate of Analysis 2 (.pdf, 240kb)

Certificate of Analysis 3 (.pdf, 247kb)

Certificate of Analysis 4 (.pdf, 181kb)


If you have any further questions, please call EHS at 777-2211

Last Updated: 5/10/16