Results for lead in drinking water and well water quality

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is testing schools and centers for the presence of lead in school drinking water. CCPS is conducting the testing to comply with a new state regulation, HB 270, which was signed into law in May 2017 and requires schools served by public water to test for the presence of lead. All Maryland schools, public and nonpublic that serve students in grades prekindergarten to Grade 12, must complete the testing. The testing is not the result of any concerns with drinking water in Charles County schools.

Testing is limited to water outlets where the water is intended for consumption. This includes water sources like drinking fountains, cafeteria sinks, classroom combination sinks, teachers’ lounge sinks and any other outlets used for drinking or food preparation. It does not include water outlets like utility and bathroom sinks. CCPS will place signs on non-drinking outlets that are not subject to water sampling indicating they have not been sampled. Signs do not indicate that a particular water has lead contamination.

Although not required by law, CCPS plans to test the water at all schools, including those where water is provided by a well, educational centers and office buildings. Staff is conducting testing in two phases and plans to complete all testing by the end of the 2018-19 school year. Details about testing procedures and other information is included in the Frequently Asked Questions.

CCPS will send all water samples to Martel Laboratories JDS Inc., a state-certified laboratory for water analysis. CCPS will post results on schools and centers websites as we receive them and CCPS will post full lab reports and summaries on this webpage.

For more information
Testing for Lead in Drinking Water – Public and Nonpublic Schools, Maryland Department of the Environment

Charles County Public Schools contact
Michael Heim, Assistant Superintendent of Supporting Services,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Frequently Asked Questions


Test Results
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School Number of Fixtures Sampled  Number of Samples Over 20 ppb Results 
C. Paul Barnhart      
Dr. Gustavus Brown      
William A. Diggs      
Indian Head      
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer      
Mary H. Matula      
Arthur Middleton      
Walter J. Mitchell      
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd      
Mary B. Neal      
J.C. Parks       
J. P. Ryon       
Eva Turner      
William B. Wade      
School Number of Fixtures Sampled Number of Samples Over 20 ppb Results 
Theodore G. Davis      
John Hanson      
Matthew Henson      
General Smallwood      
Milton M. Somers      
Benjamin Stoddert      
School Number of Fixtures Sampled  Number of Samples Over 20 ppb  Results
La Plata      
Maurice J. McDonough      
North Point       
St. Charles       
Thomas Stone       
School Number of Fixtures Sampled  Number of Samples Over 20 ppb  Results
Dr. James Craik Elementary School      
Gale-Bailey Elementary School      
Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School      
Malcolm Elementary School      
T.C. Martin Elementary School      
Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School      
Piccowaxen Middle School      
Henry E. Lackey High School      
Robert D. Stethem Educational Center      
Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Center      
Office Building Number of Fixtures Sampled  Number of Samples Over 20 ppb  Results