Drinking water tests reveal high lead levels in Elizabeth schools; district says filters installed
ELIZABETH, N.J. – Documents obtained by PIX11 show that about a third of all Elizabeth school buildings where the drinking water was tested came back positive for lead during the district’s most recent testing in between April and June of 2013. The Environmental Protection Agency mandates that lead levels in drinking water stay below .015 milligrams per liter. Drinking water fountains inside 12 Elizabeth school buildings came back with results as high as 33 times the federal limit.