Another City Finds Lead In School Drinking Water

“State and local governments should take steps to ensure that water fountains in schools do not exceed water lead concentrations of 1 ppb,” the report said. “Drinking fountains in older schools can be an important source of lead expos375_250-kid_reg_newure. Unfortunately, there are no regulations for evaluating lead contamination of school drinking fountains in most states.”

The school district is trying the following remedies:
•Turning off water outlets that have a 15 ppb or higher result.
•Replace fixtures that have results of 15 ppb or higher. The district plans to complete this work by the start of school in September.
•Conduct follow-up testing on these outlets and the new fixtures.

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