Sebring water tests show higher levels of lead, copper

Sebring water tests show higher levels of lead, copper

SEBRING, OH (WOIO) - Sebring schools in Mahoning County will be closed Monday for more water testing. Schools were closed Friday after possible water contamination.

Recently, water tests showed higher-than-normal levels of lead and copper in seven out of 44 samples. The Mahoning Health Department is analyzing the new samples in its certified lab.

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

Sebring Local schools posted the following message to its website:

I am canceling classes tomorrow, Monday, January 25th, due to additional testing that the EPA has requested.  The initial water testing was done by taking samples from a few areas in the school buildings.  They have requested to test all water outlets in both buildings.  I appreciate your patience and support as we go through this process.  This closure is for the safety and well-being of all of our students.  The career center students will have school tomorrow and we will host the junior high basketball game as bottled water and hand sanitizer will be available.

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