- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

BEARDEN, Ark. (AP) - The Bearden School District superintendent says the drinking water at the district’s 11 buildings have tested safe for drinking.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2jEu71j ) reports Superintendent Denny Rozenberg told parents, faculty and staff in a letter dated Tuesday that the water test results are below the levels that would indicate a corrosion problem. Until the school water had tested clean, students were allowed to drink bottled water either given by the district or other students. Students were also offered filtered water, but could continue drinking from water fountains if they wanted to.

The Arkansas Department of Health started testing the school district’s water for lead last week after finding Ouachita County town’s drinking water tested higher than the levels indicating a corrosion problem. Those testing samples did not include water from the district buildings.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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