May & July 2018

The water in the following buildings was tested for lead on May 1, 2018 and July 11, 2018:

  • Gairdner Building
  • Hammond House
  • Harper Hall
  • Hart Hall
  • Hunton House
  • Jennings Hall
  • Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music

Full results of the testing by building

The samples were collected in May and July and analyzed by a certified laboratory.

The testing protocol used was recommended by the New Brunswick Department of Health and involved taking a sample from the cold water tap as soon as the tap was opened (first draw). These samples were sent to the lab for analysis. 

For all the locations where lead levels were found to be above the guideline on first draw, a second sample was taken after the water was run for 30 seconds (second draw).

Drinking water should have no more than 10 micrograms per litre (ug/L) of lead, as measured on the second draw after a 30 second flush.

Of the 145 locations tested:

  • 138 locations tested below lead levels of 10 ug/L on the first draw
  • 7 locations were retested with a second draw
  • 1 location had a result above the 10 ug/L guideline on second draw

The one location that had a result above the guideline on second draw — a sink in an office on the main floor of the Music Conservatory — had its faucet and valves replaced and the water was retested.

Previous water testing results