Lead in water at Wright Elementary School


Lead in water at Wright Elementary School

8:03 p.m. PDT August 5, 2016

Five faucets and one drinking fountain at Wright Elementary School in Salem have tested above the action level for lead, school district officials said Friday.

There were no results above the action level for copper.

The Salem-Keizer Public School’s action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) for lead is stricter than the level set by the EPA of 20 ppb.

One faucet’s level was as high as 59 ppb.

These locations have been taken out of service and labeled, said Jay Remy, a spokesperson for the district.

He said parents would be notified later Friday and told how to access the reports online at www.salkeiz.k12.or.us.

The TRC Environmental Corporation has been directed to have additional samples for these six locations analyzed.

Contact Natalie Pate at npate@StatesmanJournal.com, 503-399-6745 or follow on Twitter @Nataliempate or http://www.Facebook.com/nataliepatejournalist

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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