- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - School officials in Oregon are still trying to figure out what caused high lead levels in the water at two Medford elementary schools.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2aOjMxN ) that the water commission took samples from water meters at Jackson and Roosevelt elementary schools last week. The test results were released Tuesday and all came in under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s threshold for lead.

Medford Water Commission Public Information Coordinator Sara Bristol says the tests show the lead levels must have been safe going into the building.

Water samples drawn from the schools’ fixtures in mid-July showed high lead concentrations.

District Facilities and Support Services Manager Ron Havniear says the meter tests are a snapshot in time and don’t show what the lead concentration was in July.


Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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