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High levels of lead detected at two San Diego Unified sites

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 20:21:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - High levels of lead were discovered in water samples from two San Diego Unified School District administrative locations, the district confirmed Tuesday.

Levels of lead above the federal action level were detected in water samples from SDUSD's Education Center, in University Heights, and Revere Center, in Linda Vista.

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The district told 10News in a statement that the tainted water source had been shut down at the Revere Center and the Education Center's source is secure:

"...Sampling at the administrative sites produced results that are above the federal action level at both the Education Center and at Revere. At Revere, the fixture has been shut off, at the Education Center the water in the impacted areas has been secured and San Diego Unified will be providing bottled water to those the impacted areas."

SDUSD posts lead testing results on their website. The samples for the two sites were taken on July 27.

RELATED: Some results available from lead testing at SDUSD schools

Results showed lead levels of 18 ppb (parts per billion) from a drinking fountain and levels of 25 ppb in a break room faucet at the Education Center.

Levels of 29 ppb were detected from a wall-mounted water cooler at the Revere Center, results showed. The federal action limit is 15 ppb.

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Staff members at both locations have been notified, the district said, and will be provided bottled water in the affected areas.