Too much lead: Water shut off at 2 Medford grade schools
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Drinking water has been shut off at two Medford schools after tests revealed too much lead.
The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2aiG84H) the school district received the test results Friday evening for Jackson and Roosevelt elementary schools.
They showed that water from 73 percent of fixtures at Jackson and 80 percent of fixtures at Roosevelt exceeded standards for lead set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Water bottles are being distributed for students and staff to use during a summer camp program at Roosevelt and Jackson.
The district completely replaced the plumbing in both elementary schools in 2009, and tests taken between 2011 and 2015 showed no indication of elevated lead levels.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/
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