Two more New Jersey school districts test high for lead in water

Bridgewater-Raritan and Leonia schools tested high for lead

Bridgewater-Raritan and Leonia schools tested high for lead in the drinking water. (Credit: File photo)

EDISON - Two more New Jersey school districts have been found to have high levels of lead in their drinking water.

Officials in the Leonia and Bridgewater-Raritan school districts announced the findings this week.

High levels of lead were found in the drinking water at John F. Kennedy Primary School and the Wade Administration Building in Bridgewater. The water fountains have been turned off and students are being provided with bottled water. Bottled water is also being used to cook food at the school.

Officials have turned off six water fountains throughout the Leonia district. School officials plan to replace filters on the fountains and will retest the water before turning them on again.

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