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City of Corvallis retests water sources for lead

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After initial lead testing in some City of Corvallis water sources showed elevated lead levels, the City has done follow-up testing to validate those results.

Four drinking fountains in City parks had shown higher levels initially, but the City now says testing has shown they are safe to drink from.

A utility sink in Pioneer Park tested for lead levels just below the EPA's limit.

Two event hookups at Riverfront Park showed lead levels in excess of EPA limits after re-testing. The City said those fixtures have been closed to the public, and they are now working to figure out how lead is entering the fixtures.

The City's water supply comes from the Willamette River and the Rock Creek Watershed, and lead has never been detected in those sources.

For more information, please visit www.corvallisoregon.gov/water.

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