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Algonquin Middle School (AMS) will resume normal operations of its water systems on Monday, November 28, following the Thanksgiving Recess. As a result, the school will no longer be on bottled water.

Since February 2021, the water system has been shut down at AMS as PFOA levels had been above the allowable maximum contaminant level of 10 parts per trillion. The District installed a new carbon treatment system to address this contaminant. After multiple rounds of post-carbon testing, it has been demonstrated that the PFOA levels at Algonquin Middle School meet all applicable regulatory requirements.

In consultation with the Rensselaer County Department of Health, it has been determined that the water systems can be reopened. The District will continue to perform water tests as required by the County DOH.

Thank you to the County Department of Health, the Town of Poestenkill and the State Department of Health for their partnership throughout this process.