Farmington schools find elevated lead at 5 buildings
Farmington — More testing is planned of water at Farmington Public Schools’ buildings after slightly elevated levels of lead were found at some drinking fountains and other fixtures.
The school district says testing was done as a precaution amid Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water.
WXYZ-TV reports elevated levels of lead were found in certain fixtures at five buildings, including two drinking fountains at Beechview Elementary, a kitchen sink at Harrison High School and a faucet in science classroom at North Farmington High School.
The district says elevated levels may be due to individual fountains and sinks. Following the testing, some may be taken out of service.
Another round of testing is set for Saturday at district buildings. Across the state, schools have boosted testing amid Flint’s water crisis.