Percholorate contamination of tap water at Mount Greylock Regional High School may be cleared up in the fall, thanks to Northern Berkshire Health Systems (NBHS). School Committee Chairman Robert Petricca said on Monday the school has worked out an agreement in principle with the health systems to tie into the Sweetwood retirement-community wells next door. The agreement still needs to be put in writing and approved by Sweetwood's board, however. The tie-in, which Petricca thinks could be accomplished before school starts, will be financed with a $286,000 state grant. In addition, Andrew Hogeland, a member of a school committee-appointed water-solutions panel, said on Sunday a well on school land has been tested and found to have enough capacity to also serve the school. Petricca said the Sweetboard board needs to review the proposed agreement and provide its approval. A tank which is part of the proposed tie-in must be ordered by a specific date to make the opening of school and Petricca said he hopes the school board will give its approval to the plan at a scheduled Aug. 2 meeting.
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