Review details high lead levels in Detroit schools water

DETROIT (AP) — A review of water testing results at Detroit public schools found that one school had more than 54 times the allowable amount of lead under federal guidelines while another exceeded the regulated copper level by nearly 30 times.

The Detroit News reports it reviewed hundreds of pages of water reports for 57 Detroit Public Schools Community District buildings that had elevated levels of lead and/or copper in the water.

Detroit officials believe old fixtures could be to blame for the contamination in schools, where water coolers and bottled water are being provided .

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says hydration stations “will ensure there is no lead or copper in all water consumed by students and staff.” Vitti on Tuesday is discussing long-term plans to fix water issues with the district’s board.

___

Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
29°
Menomonie
Chetek
Durand
Ladysmith
Neillsville
32°
Rice Lake
New Richmond
Black River Falls
Medford
River Falls
30°
Duluth
28°
Green Bay
31°
La Crosse
35°
Madison
33°
Milwaukee
41°
Twin Cities
38°
Weather Outlook: Finally warmer weather on the way

Weather Outlook: Finally warmer weather on the way

Unfortunately, the warm up won't last long. Following the warmth is a cold front that could even bring snow back

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Scroll to top
Skip to content