Water testing at Pine Bush Elementary School
The following is a
letter from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles --
As you may remember, in September 2016 Governor Cuomo signed a new law that
requires public schools in New York to test all water outlets currently or
potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes for lead levels.
On Tuesday, May 24, the district received the results from a resampling of
water sources that previously exceeded the action level (15 parts per
billion) at all district elementary schools. The results are taken from
tests after remediation efforts were made. Those efforts consisted primarily
of replacing faucets, faucet lines and shut-off valves. While the majority
of the results came back under an actionable level, there were a few areas
(sinks only) with elevated readings.
All retested outlets exceeding the action level will have a filter installed
and will be tested again. The water testing results for each of the
elementary schools as well as additional information about New York's water
testing law have been posted on the district website:
You may view Pine Bush's most
recent results here (PDF)
We will continue to keep you updated throughout this process. If you have
additional questions or concerns related to water testing, please contact
your principal, or me.
Marie Wiles, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
PINE BUSH'S WATER TEST RESULTS - OCTOBER 2016 (PDF)
OCTOBER 2016 LETTER HOME TO PARENTS
DOWNLOAD A FACT SHEET ON WATER TESTING