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Dear Putnam Valley Community:

We have just received the results from our monthly water test that indicate the presence of coliform at our Elementary School. (This is a routine test and last month’s results were normal. ) E.coli was not present in any results.

It was recommended that drinking fountains be closed until the system is completely flushed. Water fountains were immediately closed and a technician will be on site tomorrow morning to check the system and attempt to identify the cause. This is typically an issue that can be easily remedied.  Water coolers and water bottles are available to students and staff in place of the water fountains that were closed.

The water is safe for washing of hands, cooking and other non-potable uses.

Sincerely,

Dr. Frances Wills
Superintendent of Schools