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LETTER: Palisades Park Superintendent Provides Water Testing Update

Lead levels at two Palisades Park schools are now testing within acceptable levels, Superintendent Cirillo notes.
Lead levels at two Palisades Park schools are now testing within acceptable levels, Superintendent Cirillo notes. Photo Credit: Raysonho, via Wikimedia Commons

PALISADES PARK, N.J. -- Fort Lee Daily Voice -- which includes Palisades Park -- accepts signed letters to the editor. Send signed letters under 350 words to FortLee@dailyvoice.com..

To the editor:

On April 25, 2016, I wrote to you to inform you that in the interest of safety, the Palisades Park School District authorized the water in all of our schools to be tested for lead. I reported at the time that all three schools passed the flush water test, however, both Lindbergh Elementary School and the Charles R. Smith Early Learning Center showed levels of lead in the water "outside the acceptable range" during the still water test.

Recently, the district put filters in place and tapped directly into the water source of the fixtures exceeding the acceptable range in both Early Learning Center and Lindbergh Elementary School. These water sources were retested and the results documented that the water is now within the acceptable range.

Please be advised that the district will continue to test the water throughout the summer of 2016 and will keep you posted with the results. Please check our website at www.palpkschools.org periodically for updates. We appreciate your patience and support as we address these concerns.

On behalf of the Board of Education, allow me to wish you and your family a safe and joyful summer.

Sincerely, Dr. Joseph Cirillo

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