Water in Middletown schools tested for lead

Testing has been conducted for possible lead contamination in the water in Middletown public schools.

Water was collected Friday from fountains and sink faucets at all schools in the district, according to a letter that administrators sent to parents.

Water was collected Friday from fountains and sink faucets at all schools in the district, according to a letter that administrators sent to parents. (5/13/16)

MIDDLETOWN - Testing has been conducted for possible lead contamination in the water in Middletown public schools.

Water was collected from fountains and sink faucets at all seven schools in the district, according to a letter from Superintendent Ken Eastwood sent to parents on Friday. Samples were also taken from some administrative and office buildings, along with district sports facilities.

Testing is being carried out by an independent lab. Results are expected in two to three weeks.

While the state will help cover the costs of testing the water, the cost of fixing any problems the tests reveal will fall on the district.

The testing is voluntary and comes after confirmed cases of elevated levels of lead in the water from New Jersey to Flint, Michigan.

 

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