Arizona Department of Environmental Quality testing water at more than 1,000 schools for lead levels

| January 18, 2017

Proactive testing measure includes Fredonia-Moccasin Unified, Grand Canyon Unified, Flagstaff Unified, Tuba City Unified, Williams Unified, other school districts in Coconino County

By Max Walker • ABC15

PHOENIX – Officials have begun testing more than 1,000 schools across the state for possible high levels of lead in the water supply.

According to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, the testing is a proactive measure designed to see if lead levels in the water are at levels that may pose harm to children’s health.

The testing is expected to take six months to complete and includes taking a total of 14,000 samples from more than 7,000 buildings across 205 districts.

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