Lithia water fountains shut down due to high barium levels

lithia fountain water bariumAshland, Ore. — City of Ashland officials say the Lithia water fountains at the Ashland Plaza and Enders Shelter have been shut off after high levels of barium were detected in the mineral water. The water comes from a natural source with elements giving it a unique taste and texture.

The city says it expects to have more of an idea on the water quality after additional tests come back in the coming weeks. Officials will determine a further course of action from the results.

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