Water tested for lead at Poway schools

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Posted at 8:39 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 11:39:49-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--Today the Poway Unified School District is testing water for lead at 12 campuses.

The district sent a letter to parents to notify them of the testing, which will run through mid-June.

The affected campuses include: Chaparral, Garden Road, Midland, Painted Rock, Pomerado, Tierra Bonita, and Valley Elementary schools, Meadowbrook and Twin Peaks middle schools, Abraxas and Poway high schools, and the CTE/Adult Education campus.

The PUSD will also be requesting lead testing for its remaining schools served by the City of San Diego and Olivenhain Municipal Water District.

Testing will occur before the school day to avoid any disruptions to learning.  If results indicate the presence of lead above allowable levels, the district will notify the school, staff, and students and take appropriate action.

The San Diego Unified School District also conducted water testing after it found higher than acceptable levels of lead on campuses.