Technical data

Technical data

Technical data


The files posted below show results of tests conducted from November 2016 through August 2017. The reports are complex and use technical terms typical of professional laboratory documentation. However, because Rowan University is committed to transparency, we are releasing them in their original form.

Results are reported in parts per billion (ppb), which is equivalent to microgram per liter (ug/L).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Action Level is 15ppb. ND stands for “None Detected,” which means that results fall below the laboratory’s limit of analytical detection. 

The tests followed nationally accepted protocols to identify the presence of lead. In all buildings, Rowan Environmental Health and Safety employees worked with a certified water-quality testing company to collect samples. The buildings were flushed and the water systems left unused, leaving the fresh water in the pipes overnight so samples may be collected in the morning. A second flush sample was taken after the water was allowed to run for 30 seconds. Samples were collected in 250ml containers with a nitric acid preservative.

Comprehensive Tests

Results from Tests Taken as Part of the Rowan’s Comprehensive Study to address lead in water (November 2016 through August 2017)

Below are links to actual lab results. If difficult to comprehend, readers may view the Summary page for an easy-to-understand report. Please note that at least two samples, A and B, were taken from each water source. Sometimes, third and fourth samples were taken and they are labelled C and D. In most buildings, there is a unit called a backflow preventer where the water first enters the building. While the water directly from these backflow preventers can have high lead counts, the lead counts from potable drinking water sources remains protected because of the in-line filters. If you would like past results, please contact the