Lead In The Water
Portland plans faster action to reduce lead in drinking water
Portland Water Bureau leaders say they will speed up the timeline for their new treatment facility and distribute free water filters after recent tests revealed elevated lead levels in some homes.
With School Starting, PPS Students Still Can't Drink From Water Fountains
Portland Public School students will still not be able to use school water fountains when the new academic year starts next week.
Oregon Maps School Lead Levels
Oregon health officials released an interactive map Wednesday showing which schools have tested their water for lead, and which have not.
Portland Water Bureau Takes Immediate Steps To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water
The Portland Water Bureau is taking immediate steps to reduce the amount of lead in the water at taps across the Portland metro area.
Widespread Water Tests Find 14 Portland Homes With Elevated Lead
Testing has found elevated lead levels in the tap water at 14 homes in the Portland metropolitan area. Officials say the lead is is coming from old plumbing inside individual homes.
After Lead Scare, Portland Schools Resume Cooking With Kitchen Water
School cooks can use water from kitchen sinks again — and one of the top facility officials at PPS is resigning.
Oregon Lawmakers Approve School Lead Testing Money
Oregon's legislative emergency board approved reimbursing school districts for costs to test drinking water for lead.
UO, PPS Find More Lead In School Buildings
The University of Oregon has announced the discovery of lead in residence hall drinking water. Portland Public Schools found lead, likely from paint, in two classrooms.
Portland Water Officials Propose Lead Timeline Under EPA Pressure
Federal regulators are pushing officials in Oregon to reduce lead in Portland-area water quickly. The city's "accelerated timeline" likely wouldn't yield results until 2022.
Andy Fridley: Silenced PPS Health Manager Resigns, Responds
After 28 years at Portland Public Schools, Andy Fridley was suspended and given 15 minutes to pack his office. Now gone, he's offered a lengthy response to the PPS lead investigation.