Lead found in water at Bergenfield schools

School officials in Bergenfield have announced in a letter to parents that six of their seven buildings tested positive for elevated lead levels.

School officials in Bergenfield have announced in a letter to parents that six of their seven buildings tested positive for elevated lead levels. (5/5/16)

BERGENFIELD - School officials in Bergenfield have announced in a letter to parents that six of their seven buildings tested positive for elevated lead levels.

The letter said all of the district’s schools, except Jefferson School, saw test results with elevated levels of lead in the water. The district says it is in the process of having every water source tested in the district.

In the meantime, the district has ordered that all water fountains and sinks used for drinking or preparing food to be shut down. Schools will provide bottled water.

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