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HTC lowers lead threshold for drinking water

Jan 12, 2018 8:00 am

Kaitlin Lembo is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Hunter-Tannersville School Superintendent Susan Vickers spoke to the Greene County Legislature this week about the district’s decision to lower the lead threshold after trace levels were detected in the schools' water in 2016. The district has adopted the lower federal standard. “Hunter-Tannersville is a zero-tolerance, lead-free school, and we are proud of it,” Lou Ferraro, the district’s supervisor of building and grounds said. “Hunter was not asked to do this by anyone,” Greene County Legislator Lori Torgersen, Democrat of Windham, pointed out. The policy was implemented in May 2017 after parent Greg Kroyer voiced his concerns to the school board about how high the threshold for lead is in New York state. “I attended a board meeting ... and pointed out how I felt the state threshold was inadequate,” Kroyer said. “This has been addressed properly, and I hope to see more districts do the same,” he said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.