MDEQ testing water of three local elementary schools

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ROCKFORD, Mich. — Three elementary schools in the Rockford Public Schools District are having their water sources tested after officials recently found PFAS in local water sources.

Cannonsburg Elementary, Crestwood Elementary and Lakes Elementary are having their water sources tested a precautionary measure, according to the school district.

Test samples were taken from each of the locations on Friday morning.

These three schools and East Rockford Middle School operate off well water while the other nine schools in the district use municipal water.

After many locations near Belmont tested positive, the tests will check to see if PFAS are present in the water at these schools.  The contamination is believed the be caused from old Wolverine Worldwide dump sites in the area.

The samples were sent to a laboratory and results will be available in a couple of weeks.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s