Contact Us
Peekskill Daily Voice serves Peekskill, NY
Return to your home site

Menu

Peekskill Daily Voice serves Peekskill, NY

Nearby Towns

schools

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.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Peekskill Daily Voice!

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Peekskill Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.