After receiving the results of a voluntary test conducted on 4/8/2016, Middle Georgia State University can report that lead concentrations in all buildings on the Cochran campus are now below federally-mandated action levels.
The most recent test adhered to federal testing guidelines; water was allowed to rest in the pipes for six hours prior to sampling. According to these results, water in Gateway and Anderson Halls, the last two locations to result levels at or exceeding the federal standard, are now below the action level of 15ppb.
Additionally, a March 15 Georgia Rural Water Association test of the water in the well that serves the Cochran campus shows no detectable levels of lead in the water source.
With lead concentrations at all testing sites now exceeding federal water quality standards, Middle Georgia State University will be phasing out all distribution of free bottled water on the Cochran campus.
Test results for 4/8/2016:
Anderson Hall – 12 ppb
Gateway Hall – 6.6 ppb
The next water test that will take place on the Cochran campus will be the government-mandated quality test which will take place in June. If you have any questions about water quality in Cochran, please contact David Sims, Assistant VP for Facilities at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-934-3000.