- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - School district officials say tests of drinking water at Image Elementary in Vancouver have found elevated lead levels.

Evergreen School District officials said Thursday the levels range from 20 to 50 parts per billion, which is higher than state standards at 20 parts per billion and the federal limit of 15 parts per billion.

Drinking fountains at the school have been shut off and bottled water will be provided.

Testing is underway at all the schools in the district and a second round of more stringent testing is happening at Image.

Because elevated lead levels may be in pipes or fixtures installed before 2001, the district as a precaution is providing bottled water to the following elementary schools built before that date: Burnt Bridge Creek, Burton, Ellsworth, Fircrest, Fisher’s Landing, Harmony, Hearthwood, Illahee, Marrion, Mill Plain, Pioneer, Riverview, Sifton, Silver Star and Sunset.



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