MSD continues lead investigation at elementary schools

Medford School District leadMedford, Ore. — As the investigation continues into what is causing high levels of lead at two Medford elementary schools, the Medford Water Commission says the pipes on their end are clear.

The commission tested water at the meters at both Roosevelt and Jackson elementary schools, and the results were well below the EPA’s action level of 15 parts per billion.

“We did quite a number of tests,” Public Information Coordinator Sara Bristol says, “so we tested the entire service line down to the water main and there was no elevated levels of lead at either school.”

A spokesperson for the Medford School District says they are still waiting for results of their re-tests.

Meanwhile, new test results from a home on Oakdale Avenue, where the first lead pigtail was removed, show lead levels that are now less than 1 part per billion.


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