Howland Schools’ water tests positive for lead

HOWLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Four of Howland Local Schools’ buildings have tested positive for elevated lead levels in the water.

Those schools are H.C. Mines Intermediate, Glen Primary, Howland Springs and North Road. All six buildings have been tested as a proactive measure, according to Howland Schools Superintendent Kevin Spicher.

The district is still waiting on results from Howland Middle School and from the high school. Those results should be available next week.

Spicher said the district is trying to determine where the problem lies, whether it’s in the fixtures or the storage tank.

All water fountains in all of the buildings have been turned off as a precaution. Portable water coolers have been brought in, and the school is providing bottled water to the students.

A letter was sent home to parents.

School officials are working with the Trumbull County Health Department to resolve the issues, according to Spicher.


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