- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - A Springfield elementary school will have its underground water system replaced after six classrooms were found to have higher-than-safe levels of lead in their sinks and drinking fountains.

Tests at Page Elementary showed sinks and fountains in the west wing with lead ranging from 27 to 180 parts per billion. The standard for acceptable amounts of lead in drinking water is 20 parts per billion.

The school district’s chief operations officer, Brett Yancey, tells The Register-Guard (https://is.gd/x2871g ) that the plumbing project will cost $95,000.

The school was built in 1953.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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