- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) - School district officials in Beaverton say they’ve decided to turn off water to drinking fountains in five elementary schools.

School district spokeswoman Maureen Wheeler said in a news release Friday that officials do not have evidence or reason to believe lead is in the drinking water but are doing it immediately as a precautionary measure.

Officials say the schools have water systems with copper pipes that were put in before lead was banned in 1986.

The schools include Elmonica, Errol Hassell, Greenway, Hazeldale and Rock Creek.

Officials say bottled water will be provided throughout the schools instead.

Beaverton plans to test for lead in the coming weeks at all of its schools.


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