- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Tacoma Water officials say further testing has found lead levels in the water at one home were more than 25 times higher than the EPA allowable lead limit.

The News Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/Blem44 ) that tests earlier this week from sections of lead pipe leading to four Tacoma homes showed high levels of lead. A follow-up test done Friday showed a much higher reading.

The residents of that home have been asked to refrain from drinking tap water while further testing is done.

Tacoma Water says it will send letters to 1,700 customers who could be affected.

On Thursday, Seattle Public Utilities and the city of Everett began looking into their own water systems to see if they had similar issues, asking residents to run tap water for a couple minutes before drinking.

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