“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 exposure. 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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