GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) – A recent analysis of water samples in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District revealed some elevated lead content. In response, the GCISD ran water quality tests at facilities built before 1989.READ MORE: US Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Texas Abortion Law
The testing took place on seven campuses ad as a result the district is now going to conduct further testing on water fountains at O.C. Taylor Elementary. All water fountains will be turned off while the testing is happening. Bottled water will be provided for students and staff.
Higher than normal lead levels were also found at a baseball concession stand sink at Grapevine High. When a second test was performed at the sink the water met quality standards, but the district is still installing a point-of-use lead reduction filtration system.READ MORE: Texas Mother And Son Arrested In Wyoming For Murder In Oklahoma
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 15 parts of lead per billion parts of water is an acceptable limit.Southlake Ranks 20th 'Best Small City In America'; Keller & Flower Mound Most Affordable
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