Water at Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff tests above lead threshold. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| February 8, 2017

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun

Drinking and cooking with tap water at Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff has been halted after state test results showed lead levels that exceeded federal standards.

Tests from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality indicated a higher level of lead in the water than recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Parents were notified by phone Wednesday about the lead testing results, and drinking fountains have been blocked and cafeteria food has been prepared off site since the notification, district spokeswoman Karin Eberhard said. The cafeteria has also been using disposable trays since the notification so dishes are not being washed at the school, Eberhard said.

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