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Portland Parks and Recreation reports concerns for lead at one facility

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Since high levels of lead were found in the drinking water at two Portland schools in May, other departments have tested their water systems.

Portland Parks & Recreation announced it started reviewing its facilities which have a higher chance to be accessed by children and buildings where plumbing was built or updated between 1970 through 1985.

Over the weekend PP&R found three priority sites at the Multnomah Arts Center, Portland Children’s Museum and Fulton Community Center. PP&R reports Multnomah Arts Center is the only one where tests raise concern and drinking fountains have been taken out of service and all sinks have been labeled "Do not drink."

At the other two locations, Fulton and Portland Children’s Museum, PP&R said it started a flushing protocol before opening the facility everyday.

Portland Public Schools are working with the Multnomah County Health Department to provide free lead screenings for pregnant women and children who are six years and younger. 

Selected customers can request a free water test kit, however, the county said on its site the kits may be delayed due to a high number of requests.

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