August 2015

The water in the following buildings was tested for lead during the period from Aug. 11-26, 2015:

  • The Anchorage
  • Athletic Centre
  • Avard-Dixon Building
  • Barclay Building
  • Bennett Building
  • Bennett House
  • Bigelow House
  • Carriage House

Full results of the testing by building

The testing was conducted by a specialized firm experienced in water testing and the samples were 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 119 locations tested:

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

Those one location is as follows:

  • A sink in a washroom in the basement of Bigelow House. This faucet was replaced, the water was retested, and the results fall within the guidelines.