CMSD Alerts Parents to Lead in School Fountains

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The Cleveland Metropolitan School District sent notice to parents Thursday on the progress of testing for lead in the schools' drinking water.

The announcement alerted parents that the district will remove or replace 79 drinking fountains and 40 faucets that showed elevated lead-levels. Another 40 broken fixtures will also be replaced.

"Of the more than 1,700 water outlets tested fewer than 9 percent were found to have levels of lead elevated enough to warrant replacement of the drinking fountains and faucets affected," the district said in a phone message to parents.

The district has used commercial water coolers while their drinking water has been turned off for lead testing.

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