Drinking Water Investigation Notes North State Problems with Lead

Mar 17, 2016 9:22 PM by News Staff

Turns out, Flint is not the only city in the U.S. with high lead levelsA new investigation by USA Today found excess levels of lead in 2,000 water systems nationwide with 114 of those in California and 15 instances across seven North State counties. Those include: Nord Country School in Chico, Del Oro Water Company at the Lime Saddle Marina, the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, three schools in the Marysville Joint Unified School District, the Deadwood Conservation Camp in Siskiyou County and the Rush Creek Mutual Water system in Trinity County.

It should be noted that these excess lead levels were reported to the EPA in test conducted at various times over the past four years. And in many cases, problems with excess lead levels have been addressed and fixed. Below is a link to the entire investigative piece by USA Today.

USA Today Report: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/03/17/drinking-water-lead-schools-day-cares/81220916/


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