'Wakeup call' as lead found in water in most Bergen County districts

Drinking water in schools in Bergen County is more likely than not to have lead, according to an advocacy group’s analysis of results from state-required tests.

The group gathered results from 47 of the county’s more than 70 school districts. The results showed that 55 percent of the schools’ water outlets had some level of lead, according to a review conducted by Environment New Jersey.

All districts had at least one water outlet, which include drinking fountains and cafeteria sinks, that tested at over 1 part-per-billion of lead, according to the group’s analysis.

The advocacy group said it expects the trend found in …read more

Source: NJ.com Bergen

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