Update: The second sample drawn detected a minimal amount of lead in the 2nd Grade classroom (#6). The results of the test were 0.0097 mg/liter (ppm). The EPA standard is 0.020 mg/liter (ppm). At this time, no further action is needed to maintain safe water for the students, staff, and patrons at Perrydale School.
This summer the Perrydale School District tested the water of all school buildings for lead contaminants. Eight first draw samples were taken from various sinks and drinking fountains from each building. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states in guidance documents that water outlets in a school that provide water for drinking or cooking meet a standard of 0.020 mg/liter (ppm) of lead or less. Of the eight samples drawn, one sample had a lead level above the EPA Limit of 0.020 mg/liter. That sink was located in the Elementary Classroom #6 where the 2nd Grade students are in class. The sink had a lead level of 0.020 mg/liter. At this time, this sink has been disconnected and will not be used until a second sample can be drawn and the results analyzed. It is the intention of the district to have a second sample drawn and have the results analyzed before school starts. If the results are not received prior to the start of school, the sink in Elementary Room #6 will remain disconnected until a safe water sample has been received or further remedies are implemented to ensure safe drinking water for the students. Students in Elementary Room #6 will be allowed to fill water bottles or get drinks from other fountains determined safe by prior testing.
All other samples taken were well below the EPA’s recommended level of 0.020 mg/liter for lead.
Below is the results of all tests completed for lead contaminants at Perrydale School and a copy of the letter sent to the public.