A dozen drinking water fountains and 117 faucets were removed or replaced in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system that were found to have higher levels of lead in the water. The remedial action has been completed in advance of students returning to schools next week.
The district took 4,700 water samples from faucets and fountains at about 70 school facilities, reports WTAE. Three percent of the samples produced lead readings at or above 20 parts per billion, which exceeds the level at which the EPA recommends to take action.
— WTAE-TV Pittsburgh (@WTAE) August 25, 2016