Lead-Laced Water Detected At Schools

Base Provides Bottled Water To Schools

Excessive lead levels in Camp Pendleton's water supply have been detected in several schools on the Marine base, 10News reported.

Base officials said Thursday tests show excessive lead in the water at Santa Margarita School, Mary Fay Pendleton School and Stuart Mesa School.

Extensive testing was ordered after too much lead was found last month in the water supply to base housing.

Base officials are providing bottled water to the schools for drinking and cooking.

Water fountains have also been turned off at the schools, and letters were sent home to parents.

An investigation to find the source of the lead contamination continues.

Base water wells are suspected, according to 10News.

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