SOU water now free from lead contamination

0629 SOU leadAshland, Ore. — All faucets and drinking fountains are safe to drink from at Southern Oregon University.

The school says they found two fountains in the Education/Psychology Building with higher levels of lead than acceptable.

Now, the problem fixtures have been removed. Other problem pipes were discovered and have been replaced.

Fewer than 10% of fixtures tested higher than the EPA’s limit for lead initially and now many of those have been fixed.

Some tests on newer buildings are still being processed.

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