SEBRING, Ohio (WYTV) – Just one water sample tested in a recent round of Sebring water tests had an elevated level of lead, according to results released from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Twenty-nine samples were tested in this round of tests. Combined with earlier results, 45 out of 1,044 tests have been above the federal action levels for lead.
The Ohio EPA says it will continue to release new results when they become available. To minimize lead exposure, the agency recommends Sebring water customers run their tap water for 30 seconds to two minutes before using it.
Free bottled water or water filtration systems are being given to affected customers.