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May 23, 2016

Preliminary test results at Highland Park Middle School reveal lead in two drinking fountains

A certified industrial hygienist recently tested Highland Park’s water for lead, metals and bacteria at five different locations in the school. A student had raised concerns over the color of the water coming from a drinking fountain. The District received preliminary results last week indicating that two of the four drinking fountains tested revealed elevated levels of lead. There were also elevated levels of iron and turbidity (color and clarity) in several of the locations sampled. Water used in the kitchen for food preparation did not have elevated levels. Read more...