High lead levels found in faucets in seven East Lansing School buildings


EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The East Lansing school district says high lead levels have been found in 31 faucets at seven school buildings.

A letter sent to parents of students in the district explains that most samples that exceed federal standards for lead were from faucets in parts of buildings not used or accessible to students.

More than 1,000 water samples were taken from over 500 faucets and drinking fountains.

The letter went on to say that water to faucets used by students has been turned off and the Ingham County Health Department has been notified to develop the next steps.

Testing was begun after a sink at the Glencairn Elementary school was tested in January when a sticker was seen that said the faucet should be flushed to reduce lead levels.

You can read a copy of the letter here.

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