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BEACHWOOD, Ohio — All water fountains in two Beachwood schools have been shut off after recent tests indicated higher than normal lead levels.

Bottled water is being supplied to all students and staff.

The district conducted water tests voluntarily back in March after recent issues with lead at other schools in Northeast Ohio. 

According to a letter to parents from Beachwood City Schools Supt. Robert P. Hardis, that initial test indicated that water at Bryden Elementary School was safe with the exception of one water fountain. The fountain was immediately shut down.

Earlier this week, results from a second test indicated the water from that fountain was safe to drink but that the lead levels warranted further investigation.

Initial tests also indicated that at Fairmount Preschool, one fountain showed a lead level that was not as low as the district would like, according to Hardis. Test results from the second tests showed the lead levels at “above the safe threshold.” That fountain was shut down immediately.



Article Courtesy of WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland

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