Tests find lead in water in some Saddle Brook schools

School officials in Saddle Brook have announced in a letter to parents that drinking fountains in five of the district’s schools have tested positive for

Tests find lead in water in some Saddle

Tests find lead in water in some Saddle Brook schools (Credit: Saddle Brook School District)

SADDLE BROOK - School officials in Saddle Brook have announced in a letter to parents that drinking fountains in five of the district’s schools have tested positive for elevated lead levels.

The letter that 16 fountains at Franklin, Helen I. Smith, Long Memorial, Washington schools and the Middle/High School had levels that were over government guidelines. The fountains were immediately turned off, and a plumber was contracted to find the source of the lead.

The district says tests results show the drinking water is safe and poses no health hazard to building occupants.

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