Date of Presentation

5-2-2019 12:00 AM

College

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Poster Abstract

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) discovered lead in the water of a number of buildings on the Glassboro campus. This finding triggered the need for a comprehensive study to determine if lead was in the drinking water on the main campus.

Rowan University then partnered with an independent consultant to create a Lead Sampling Plan, collect water samples and to find a certified laboratory to provide water sample analysis.

A comprehensive plumbing survey of the campus also took place to determine how water is supplied to campus and how it is distributed to and throughout each building.

Rowan conducted comprehensive water testing from November 2016 through August 2017.

On September 19, 2017, Dr. Ali Houshmand announced that the campus-wide lead remediation plan was complete and that all drinking water meets state and federal standards for safety.

Keywords

drinking water, lead contamination, water testing, lead remediation, potable water

Disciplines

Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Monitoring | Environmental Public Health | Medicine and Health Sciences | Water Resource Management

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May 2nd, 12:00 AM

An Industrial Hygiene Assessment of Lead in Potable Water Outlets at Rowan University

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) discovered lead in the water of a number of buildings on the Glassboro campus. This finding triggered the need for a comprehensive study to determine if lead was in the drinking water on the main campus.

Rowan University then partnered with an independent consultant to create a Lead Sampling Plan, collect water samples and to find a certified laboratory to provide water sample analysis.

A comprehensive plumbing survey of the campus also took place to determine how water is supplied to campus and how it is distributed to and throughout each building.

Rowan conducted comprehensive water testing from November 2016 through August 2017.

On September 19, 2017, Dr. Ali Houshmand announced that the campus-wide lead remediation plan was complete and that all drinking water meets state and federal standards for safety.

 

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