Sebring water tests underway

Officials testing water in Sebring after tests showed higher-than-normal lead levels

SEBRING, OH (WOIO) - The Sebring filtration plant, in Beloit, is undergoing several tests.

This after water tests came back showing errors.

Cleveland 19 has been talking to EPA representatives all day.

In fact, we had a meeting this morning says Richard Giroux, city manager for Sebring, Ohio in Mahoning County.

Recently, water tests show higher- than-normal levels of lead and copper in seven out of 44 samples.

"We're retesting the sites, including the original seven that came up anomalous," said Giroux.

Giroux says the Mahoning Health Department is analyzing the new samples in its certified lab. Results should come back on Sunday or Monday.

They are testing the water samples from schools first because kids could be damaged more if they drink lead contaminated water.

Giroux says there isn't any lead and there isn't any copper coming out of the plant, nor is it in the main distribution lines.

To be on the safe side, if you're concerned, officials says run your water 30-seconds to a couple minutes to make sure the line is clear of any water that may have just sitting in your pipes.

If you have PVC in your home it's not going to be an issue.

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