- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) - New advisories being sent to Ohio communities previously found to have high lead levels in tap water suggest children and pregnant women in those areas should instead drink bottled or filtered water.

The Dayton Daily News (https://bit.ly/20M8bOP ) reports the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency advisories differ from earlier ones saying residents didn’t need to use bottled water.

The head of the agency’s drinking water division says he has asked each community water system with lead problems to provide bottled or filtered water and lead testing on request.

Meanwhile, the state EPA says lead levels in tap water were below the federal allowable limit in most of the recent samples requested by homeowners in the northeast Ohio village of Sebring, which had lead problems.


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