High Lead Levels Found In Public Water
An Associated Press review of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data shows 82 out of 2,800 public and private drinking water systems in New York State have had lead levels exceeding the federal action limit at least once since 2013. That includes 16 schools or daycare systems that have their own water supplies. New York has about 4,800 public and 2,100 private schools, but most don't have to test their water because it comes from municipal systems. Some state lawmakers are seeking to change that.