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Two Gresham-Barlow schools show elevated lead levels after initial testing

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The Gresham-Barlow School District announced on Wednesday that two schools show potential elevated lead levels after recent tests of drinking water.

The school district tested all 18 schools and have received initial sample test results from five. 

Two schools, Powell Valley Elementary School and Dexter McCarty Middle School, showed potential elevated lead levels and will require follow-up tests.

Here are the results that Gresham-Barlow received on Wednesday:

  • East Gresham Elementary School: 12 fixtures tested, no samples at or above 15 parts per billion (ppb). Operating with no drinking water restrictions and no more tests. 
  • Kelly Creek Elementary School: 20 fixtures tested, no samples at or above 15 parts per billion (ppb). Operating with no drinking water restrictions and no more tests. 
  • Powell Valley Elementary School: 29 fixtures tested, 3 sample tests indicate potential elevated lead levels and require follow-up tests. Locations: Reading Intervention Classroom and Kitchen. Follow-up test results will be made available. 
  • West Gresham Elementary School: 28 fixtures tested, no samples at or above 15 parts per billion (ppb). Operating with no drinking water restrictions and no more tests. 
  • Dexter McCarty Middle School: 19 fixtures tested, 5 sample tests indicate potential elevated lead levels and require follow-up tests. Locations: Room 35-Special Education Classroom, Room 37-Functional Skills Classroom, and Kitchen. Follow-up test results will be made available.

To view the school district's tests results, visit www.gresham.k12.or.us. Test results from all schools will be posted as they become available.

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