Contact Us
Rutherford Daily Voice serves Carlstadt, East Rutherford & Rutherford
Return to your home site


Rutherford Daily Voice serves Carlstadt, East Rutherford & Rutherford

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Lick It Or Not: Scratch 'N Sniff Postage Stamps

'Detectable' But Safe Lead Levels Found In Rutherford School's Water

Rutherford Schools Superintendent Jack Hurley.
Rutherford Schools Superintendent Jack Hurley. Photo Credit: Rutherford Schools

RUTHERFORD, N.J.– Detectable levels of lead were found in the Rutherford school district's water after being tested in May but were below federal EPA recommendations, officials said.

The elevations came from samples collected at Pierrepoint School from the sink in the nurse's bathroom and the basement water fountain outside the Buildings and Grounds office, said Industrial Hygienist Lauren C. Adrion of Garden State Environmental.

The areas aren't used for drinking by any students, faculty or staff, Schools Supt. Jack Hurley said.

To evaluate the results, Adriano used the EPA’s Action Level of 15 parts per billion (PPB).

"The EPA strongly recommends that all water outlets in all schools that provide water for drinking or cooking meet a standard of 20 PPB lead or less," she said.

The tested samples were only slightly elevated – 7.38 PPB and 8.49 PPB, respectively – Adrion added.

The full report and analysis will be available after June 21, Hurley said.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Rutherford Daily Voice!

Serves Carlstadt, East Rutherford & Rutherford

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.