- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Drinking water at several public buildings in Eugene is being tested after reports of elevated lead levels at four city school buildings.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1YBZvv5 ) that the testing will focus on decades-old community centers and pools. Results from testing conducted earlier this month at Sheldon Pool and Community Center are expected this week. In the meantime, bottled water has been distributed at the center as a precaution.

Eugene School District officials announced two weeks ago that elevated levels of lead had been found in some sinks and water fountains at Sheldon High School, Kennedy Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School and the district’s Education Center.

District spokeswoman Kerry Delf says the necessary repairs have been made, and subsequent testing found water to be at safe levels.


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

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