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Eastern Idaho high school finds lead in water

An eastern Idaho high school is supplying bottled water to summer school students after tests found lead in the water at a number of sources.

Officials tell the Post Register that tests last week found a lead level of 35 parts per billion at some sources at Bonneville High School.

The level that’s considered safe is 15 parts per billion.

Merrill Hemming is environmental health specialist with Eastern Idaho Public Health. He says tests are being done to determine the reason for the high lead levels.

John Pymm is director of maintenance and operations for Bonneville Joint School District 93. He says the toilets and sinks at the school still work.

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