Ohio EPA: 43 of 1,077 Sebring water samples above lead limits

Water testing

SEBRING, Ohio (WYTV) – Two of 33 water samples in a new round of Sebring water tests have tested above the federal allowable limits for lead, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Combined with earlier results, 43 of 1,077 samples have been above the federal allowable level.

The Ohio EPA has followed up on some of the high readings and has found that the water coming into the home is healthy and running the tap for several minutes successfully eliminates any detectable lead in the water.

The Ohio EPA continues to work closely with the village of Sebring and the U.S. EPA to fine tune the water chemistry to minimize lead from leaching into the water from piping of certain homeowners. Recent test results confirm that the village’s water plant is lead free.

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