Lead not common in Arizona schools' drinking water, report finds
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The vast majority of the sinks and water fountains Arizona K-12 students use at school are producing water with low or no levels of lead, according to a new report from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
But most districts in the state, including those in the Phoenix, have at least one water fixture where lead was above the acceptable level.
The department this year took lead screening samples of 13,380 water fixtures in 1,427 schools. It found that 96 percent of those fixtures had initial... read more
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