Mar 25, 2016 2:15 PM

Water at East Derry Memorial Elementary School now safe after lead levels were elevated

DERRY - Officials say that the water at East Derry Memorial Elementary School is now safe.

READ: Elevated levels of lead found in water at a Derry elementary school

According to the Eagle Tribune, Superintendent Laura Nelson gave School Board members a water update after elevated levels of lead were detected during routine lead and copper water screening tests in November 2015.

Higher than normal lead levels were found in samples taken from various faucets in the school building which is the only district building to use a well.

In her most recent update, Nelson said that new orthophosphate water treatment system is now in place, and that later tests are scheduled to be done regularly. Regular testing will be done every two weeks until the lead levels are deemed no longer an issue.

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