In accordance with a New York State mandate to educate communities about water pollution, Buildings & Grounds developed this page to inform and educate Springville-Griffith Institute residents about water pollution.

Top 10 ways to protect and conserve groundwater
(Courtesy of the Groundwater Foundation)

  • Dispose of chemicals properly
  • Take used motor oil to a recycling center
  • Limit amounts of fertilizer used
  • Take short showers
  • Shut water off while brushing teeth
  • Run full loads of dishes and laundry
  • Check for leaky faucets and have them fixed
  • Water outside only when necessary
  • Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator
  • Teach others about groundwater


The Springville-Griffith Institute CSD is in compliance with New York State Public Health Laws requiring all schools and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to test potable water outlets for lead contamination, to remediate contamination where found, and to notify parents of children and the public of test results. Levels of lead at any water outlet above 15 parts per billion (ppb) require action to remediate this issue.

For information from the Erie County Department of Health regarding lead testing and results in school districts, please click on the following link:

http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=lead-testing-school-drinking-water-information-0