Additional testing confirms high lead levels at Howell elementary school

Northwest Elementary School

HOWELL, MI (WLNS) – Last week Howell Public Schools officials released a letter to parents saying high lead levels were found at Northwest Elementary School.

On Tuesday a second round of testing showed a similar result.

Out of 30 water samples 14 came back with positive lead levels.

Of those 14, three samples exceeded the EPA’s action level of 15-parts per billion. The elevated levels were from a drinking fountain, a “nonpublic consumption point” and a sink. Officials say they believe fixtures in those locations are the cause of the elevated levels.

The school district says fixtures where the 14 positive results came from will be shut down until they are replaced.

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