High levels of lead found in water samples at Englewood Hospital
High levels of lead have been found in water samples at Englewood Hospital, prompting the facility to use bottled water.
The hospital is working with state officials to determine the source of the lead and treat the issue. Hospital workers, patients and visitors at the hospital have not been able to use tap water for about a week.
"We are not allowed to drink from any of the machines but they are clean enough for us to wash our hands, take showers," says Tyler Andia, a hospital worker. "Other than that, it's perfectly fine."
Water is being brought in out of an abundance of caution.
The water samples were tested last month at some of the buildings. Lead levels in those samples exceeded federal standards of 15 parts per billion.
New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed that the source water does not have lead.