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Drinking Water Sample from Montezuma Has Higher Than Recommended Lead Levels

Montezuma Child Development Center is the third school in the San Diego Unified School District to have water sample results with higher than recommended amounts of lead in drinking water.

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    Drinking Water Sample from Montezuma Has Higher Than Recommended Lead Levels

    A third school in the San Diego Unified School District has higher than recommended amounts of lead in the school's drinking water, according to the most recent testing results reviewed by NBC 7 Investigates. 

    Tuesday, test results for the Montezuma Child Development Center show one water sample had 53 parts per billion of lead in it. 

    To read the results, click here.  

    The EPA requires action to be taken if the amount of lead in the water is greater than 15 parts per billion. 

    The sample was taken from the school's Room 1 outdoor drinking fountain last month. 

    The district tells NBC 7 Investigates they called Montezuma parents on Friday and sent letters home Monday. 

    A public meeting will be held for Montezuma parents Wednesday, July 19th at 3 pm on the school’s campus at 4950 Curry Drive. 

    The two other schools in the district that had test results showing higher than recommended levels of lead are the Emerson and Bandini shared-campus and Birney Elementary School. 

    NBC 7 Investigates has created an interactive map of SDUSD schools and their water test results. 

    To see the map, click here.