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Peekskill Water Testing Returns 'Favorable' Results, School District Says

Three out of the 49 sample locations tested in the district's schools indicated lead above the allowable level of .015 parts per billion, per EPA guidelines.
Three out of the 49 sample locations tested in the district's schools indicated lead above the allowable level of .015 parts per billion, per EPA guidelines. Photo Credit: Wikipedia/Matthew Bowdin

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Peekskill City School District's recent water safety tests returned “very favorable, with little remediation necessary" results, the district said

“While, of course, we had hoped that no remediation would be necessary, we are grateful that the troublesome areas identified were minimal,” said Schools Superintendent David Fine. “We can now remedy the few areas that needed attention and move into the next school year with the security of knowing that our District water supply is safe.”

Three out of the 49 sample locations tested indicated lead above the allowable level of .015 parts per billion, per U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. The three locations, one at Uriah Hill Elementary and two at Woodside Elementary, were taken out of service immediately and will have new plumbing and fixtures installed this summer.

Two of the three locations were non-drinking water sources, while the third was a hand-washing sink.

The lead tests were conducted through a partnership with Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES and the Louis Berger Company.

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