CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- There is no lead concern in the Hendrick Hudson School District, according to an announcement.
In light of recent reports of lead in school district water sources, the district recently had its water tested for lead and determined that the district’s water is well below the EPA’s “action level", the statement said.
“Although water testing is not required in schools, we felt it would be prudent to have our water checked,” said Schools Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter.
Anthony Merlini, , the district’s director of facilities, oversaw sampling at all six districts buildings, and samples were sent to Yorktown Medical Laboratory for analysis.
Water samples were taken from water fountains, kitchen sinks and faculty rooms throughout the district.
In its report, Yorktown Medical Laboratory determined that all samples fell well below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's lead concentration action level of 15 ppb (parts per billion).
The highest result of the water tested was 2.5 ppb, and the majority of samples tested fell below 1 ppb, the statement said.
“Although there is no cause for concern about water within our district, we take the safety of our students and staff very seriously and plan to retest the water either this summer or early in the fall,” said Hochreiter.
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