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Tests showed elevated lead levels in at least 27 locations at the elementary and high schools. The bad taste of the water turned out to be unrelated. Afterward, Sherburne said, I was shocked. All of the water fountains had out-of-order signs. The school district is now working to fix the problem, which may stem from lead-leaking pipes or fixtures within the schools. Superintendent Eileen King said she will schedule an informational meeting on the problem after school vacation. School officials say there is no indication that any student has been sickened by the lead exposure, which can stunt

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All three are served by the private water company Aqua Pennsylvania. None of the schools found lead in the drinking fountains used by students. There is no state mandate for schools to test for lead or copper in drinking water, so it is unclear which if any of the other nine public school districts in Mercer County have been tested. Calls to the Sharon City School District and Farrell Area School District went unreturned. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, lead can enter drinking water when pipes or fixtures containing lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity

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On Friday morning, school officials issued the no use order to staff and students. According to a press release from AOS 98 Superintendent Eileen King, school officials have shut down all fountains and bubblers, bottled water will be used for all food preparation, and Poland Springs would be delivering water coolers Friday and Monday, for placement in strategic locations for water consumption by students, staff and visitors. I understand that such notices as these can cause alarm so I want to assure you that we are addressing the issue as quickly as possible, wrote King. Although the majority

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