The Eugene School District said Monday it found elevated lead levels in the water at four separate schools.
Communities across the Northwest were shocked recently to discover dangerously high lead levels in their water. How did this happen, and what’s being done to fix the problem?
The elevated lead was found in one or more water faucets at Kennedy Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School, Sheldon High School and the district office.
According to the district, it announced the initial test results for Kennedy Middle School last week, but the lead level results for other campuses are new.
An environmental testing firm is confirming the results.
The four schools in Eugene will keep drinking fountains turned off until they complete testing. The district said it’s using bottled and filtered water for food preparation and drinking.