Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Leonia Shuts off 6 Water Fountains over Lead Levels

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Leonia Shuts off 6 Water Fountains over Lead Levels

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LEONIA -- School district officials have shut off six water fountains in buildings because lead was found at high levels in the water, according to an announcement posted on the district's website.

The announcement said the fountains "have been found to be above the standard in lead testing."

The location of the fountains and the amount of lead that was detected was not provided in the announcement. Superintendent Joanne Megargee did not return a call for comment Wednesday afternoon.

The federal standard requiring action when lead is found in a water supply is 15 parts per billion, but there is no amount of lead safe for consumption.

Concerns have grown since high lead levels were found in drinking water in Flint, Mich.

Lead has since been found in a host of other towns and cities throughout the United States. …

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