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71 Faucets Not Used Drinking In Briarcliff School District Have Lead

Water samples from three Briarcliff schools reportedly revealed elevated lead levels in some non-drinking faucets, according to lohud.
Water samples from three Briarcliff schools reportedly revealed elevated lead levels in some non-drinking faucets, according to lohud. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice file

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Lead tests conducted in September in Briarcliff schools showed compliance in all drinking water outlets, though some "other faucets" had elevated lead levels, reported lohud.com.

Seventy-one of 338 samples taken last month from the three schools in the district had "lead levels above federal standards," according to lohud.

Samples with more than 20 parts per billion (ppb) from outlets for water are not regarded as safe, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards, lohud.com said.

Briarcliff, among "some schools" uses the 15 ppb standards, used for sources of water, said lohud.com

The district is working with a consultant to bring about compliance among the faucets, Schools Superintendent James Kaishian told lohud.com

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