Environmental Health and Safety
Water Testing Round 2

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For Immediate Release

Water testing complete at five more schools

District is in second round of voluntary, proactive program to ensure clean water


CHARLOTTE, NC, Dec. 11, 2018 - Water testing has been finished at five more Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools sites. No problems were found at two schools. An additional three schools had lead levels that exceeded state standards in two fixtures at two of the schools and one fixture in a third.

The five sites are part of the second round of water testing, which is being done at 35 schools and administrative buildings in all. The testing is voluntary and proactive. CMS partnered with environmental consulting firm AECOM to have the water-consumption points tested. The testing is being done before and after the school or business day to avoid disruption. 

No problems were found at Eastway and Albemarle middle schools. 

At Providence High, two water fountains in second-floor workrooms were found to have lead levels that exceeded state standards. Both fountains have been taken out of service.

At Randolph Middle, two classroom sinks were found to have lead levels that exceeded state standards. One sink has been taken out of service. The other, which could not be disconnected, has been designated with prominent signage as a non-potable water source suitable for hand-washing only.

At Northwest School of the Arts, a water fountain in a workroom was found to have lead in the water that exceeded state standards. All five schools were tested in November.

“Our voluntary, proactive testing will ensure all students and staff have safe, clean drinking water,” said Dr. Clayton Wilcox, superintendent. “We will continue to share the results as they become available.”

CMS Media Line 980-343-6243



CMS Water Testing Round 2 Schedule

School / Facility
Prep Date Sample Date
Piedmont  Open MS9/24/189/25/18
Graham Center
Villa Heights ES
Leadership  Academy  HS
9/25/189/26/18
Hawthorne  Academy  of Health Sciences9/26/189/27/18
Northwest  School of the Arts9/27/189/28/18
East Mecklenburg HS9/28/189/29/18
Bishop Spaugh Family Center
10/1/1810/2/18
North Mecklenburg HS10/2/1810/3/18
West Mecklenburg HS10/3/1810/4/18
Derita (PLC)

10/4/1810/5/18
Myers Park HS10/5/1810/6/18
West Charlotte  HS10/8/1810/9/18
Sedgefield  MS10/9/1810/10/18
Wilson STEM Academy10/10/1810/11/18
Eastway MS10/11/1810/12/18
Alexander  Graham MS10/12/1810/13/18
South Mecklenburg HS10/15/1810/16/18
Garinger HS10/16/1810/17/18
Coulwood  STEM Academy10/17/1810/18/18
Northeast  MS10/18/1810/19/18
Cochrane  (iMeck Academy)10/19/1810/20/18
Harding University  HS10/22/1810/23/18
JT Williams Montessori10/23/1810/24/18
Quail Hollow MS10/24/1810/25/18
Ranson MS10/25/1810/26/18
Independence HS10/26/1810/27/18
Olympic HS10/29/1810/30/18
Albemarle  Road MS10/30/1810/31/18
Carmel MS11/1/1811/2/18
Kennedy MS11/2/1811/3/18
Providence  HS11/5/1811/6/18
Education  Center 11/6/1811/7/18
Randolph  MS11/7/1811/8/18


  
  
Albemarle Road MS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Alexander Graham MS Water Report Round 2.pdf
  
Bishop Spaugh Water Report Round 2.pdf
  
Carmel MS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Cochrane Collegiate Academy Report Round 2.pdf
  
Coulwood STEM Academy Report Round 2.pdf
  
Derita Performance Learning Center Report Round 2.pdf
  
East Mecklenburg HS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Eastway MS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Garinger HS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Harding University Report Round 2.pdf
  
Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences Water Report Round 2.pdf
  
Independence HS Report Round 2.pdf
  
JT Williams Montessori Report Round 2.pdf
  
Kennedy MS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Leadership Academy Water Report Round 2.pdf
  
Myers Park HS Report Round 2.pdf
  
North Mecklenburg HS Water Report Round 2.pdf
  
Northeast MS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Northwest School of the Arts Report Round 2.pdf
  
Olympic HS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Piedmont Open MS Water Report Round 2.pdf
  
Providence HS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Quail Hollow MS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Randolph MS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Ranson MS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Sedgefield Middle School Report Round 2.pdf
  
Smith Family Center Report Round 2.pdf
  
South Mecklenburg HS Report Round 2.pdf
  
Villa Heights ES Water Report Round 2.pdf
  
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Albemarle Road Middle Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Alexander Graham MS Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Bishop Spaugh Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Carmel Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Cochrane Collegiate Academy Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Coulwood Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Derita Performance Learning Center Letter Round 2.pdf
  
East Meck Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Eastway Middle Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Garinger HS Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Harding Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Independence Letter Round 2.pdf
  
JT Williams Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Kennedy Middle Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Leadership Academy Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Myers Park Letter Round 2.pdf
  
North Mecklenburg HS Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Northeast MS Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Northwest Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Olympic High Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Piedmont Open MS Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Providence Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Quail Hollow Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Randolph Road Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Ranson Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Sedgefield Middle School Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Smith Family Center Letter Round 2.pdf
  
South Meck Letter Round 2.pdf
  
Villa Heights ES Letter Round 2.pdf
  
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Water testing complete at six more schools

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 30, 2018 - Results have been released for six more sites in the second round of proactive water testing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have results. All six sites had at least one water-consumption point that exceeded standards for lead and copper established by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and all fixtures with issues have been taken out of service.

The sites tested were Smith Family Center, Harding University High, South Meck, East Meck, J.T. Williams Montessori and Kennedy Middle School.

At Smith Family Center, 20 water-consumption points were tested Oct. 2 and one water fountain exceeded acceptable levels for copper. It has been taken out of service.

At Harding University High, 61 water-consumption points were tested Oct. 23. One sink in the visitors’ concession stand at the football field had lead levels that exceeded state standards. The sink has been taken out of service.

At South Meck, 80 water-consumption points were tested Oct. 20. One sink in the gym concession stand had lead levels above the state standard and one water cooler in a first-floor hallway had copper levels above state standards. Both were taken out of service.

At East Meck, 80 water-consumption points were tested Oct. 31. Lead levels above state standards were found in a sink in the baseball concession stand and in a sink in the teachers’ lounge. Both sinks were taken out of service.

At J.T. Williams Montessori, 28 water-consumption points were tested Oct. 24. One water fountain in the boys’ locker room had copper levels above state standards. It was taken out of service.

At Kennedy Middle, 38 water-consumption points were tested Nov. 3. One classroom sink in Room C7 had lead levels above the state standard. The sink was taken out of service.

CMS partnered with environmental consulting firm AECOM to have the water-consumption points tested. The testing is being done before and after the school or business day to avoid disruption. The five sites are part of the second round of water testing, which is being done at 35 schools and administrative buildings in all. 

CMS Media Line 980-343-6243



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Water testing complete at four more schools

No issues found at Carmel, Quail Hollow, Independence, Ranson

Charlotte, NC November 27, 2018: Four more schools in the second round of proactive water testing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have results. No water issues were found at Independence High or Carmel, Quail Hollow and Ranson middle schools.

CMS partnered with environmental consulting firm AECOM to have the water-consumption points tested. The testing is being done before and after the school or business day to avoid disruption. The four schools are part of the second round of water testing, which is being done at 35 sites in CMS.

“Our voluntary proactive testing will ensure all students and staff have safe, clean drinking water,” said Dr. Clayton Wilcox, superintendent. “We will continue to share the results as they become available.”



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More schools have water testing results

Garinger High, Northeast Middle tested in October

Charlotte, NC November 21, 2018: Two more schools in the second round of proactive water testing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have results. Garinger High and Northeast Middle were tested in October. In all, 69 water-consumption points were tested at Garinger and 45 at Northeast.

One fixture at each school was found to have lead levels that exceed state standards for safe drinking water: a water cooler in the cafeteria at Garinger and a classroom sink in Room C7/C223 at Northeast. Both fixtures have been taken out of service.

CMS partnered with environmental consulting firm AECOM to have the water-consumption points tested. The testing is being done before and after the school or business day to avoid disruption. Garinger and Northeast are part of the second round of water testing, which is being done at 35 sites in CMS.

"Our voluntary proactive testing will ensure all students and staff have safe, clean drinking water," said Dr. Clayton Wilcox, superintendent. "We will continue to share the results as they become available."



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Water testing complete at nine schools

CMS is checking water at 35 schools in second round

Charlotte, NC November 2, 2018: Water-testing results are complete for nine of 35 sites in the second round of the proactive program conducted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

No water-quality issues were found at seven of the nine sites tested: Villa Heights Elementary, the Leadership Academy, Piedmont IB Middle, North Mecklenburg High, Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences, West Mecklenburg High School and Alexander Graham Middle School.

Lead and copper levels that exceed state standards for safe drinking water were found at two buildings. A sink in Room D-32 at Bishop Spaugh, a district administrative center, had lead levels above state standards and a sink in the teachers’ lounge of the Project L.I.F.T. Graham Center at West Charlotte High had levels of lead and copper above state standards. Both fixtures have been taken out of service.

We will continue our voluntary proactive testing so that we can ensure all students and staff have safe, clean drinking water,” said Dr. Clayton Wilcox, superintendent. “We will also share the results as they become available.”

CMS partnered with environmental consulting firm AECOM to have the water-consumption points tested. The testing is being done before and after the school or business day to avoid disruption. 

School families and staff have been notified and the results are also posted on the district’s Water Quality Program page. 

CMS Media Line 980-343-6243