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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:25 PM PDT

Lead Found in Water at Encanto, Birney Elementary: SDUSD

Lead Found in Water at Encanto, Birney Elementary: SDUSD

Parents are being notified that sources of drinking water on two San Diego-area elementary school campuses have tested positive for levels of lead above the state guidelines.

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 07:05 PM PDT

CA Water Districts Now Required to Test Schools for Lead

CA Water Districts Now Required to Test Schools for Lead

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday requiring water districts to test school water for lead in California.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 07:25 PM PDT

District: Lead-Contaminated Water at Encanto Elementary

District: Lead-Contaminated Water at Encanto Elementary

The levels found at Encanto Elementary back in April were not high enough to require officials to shut off the faucets -- until new testing this past week.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 10:08 PM PDT

San Diego Unified Announces New School Water Testing Plan

San Diego Unified Announces New School Water Testing Plan

The three-year program will involve testing all water outlets used for human consumption at district facilities.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 08:53 PM PDT

District Finds High Levels of Lead in Education Center Water

District Finds High Levels of Lead in Education Center Water

San Diego Unified officials have shut off some drinking fountains at district headquarters after high levels of lead were discovered in the water. Bottled water is being provided to employees and the public...

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 09:50 AM PDT

High Levels of Lead Discovered at Reidy Creek Elementary

High Levels of Lead Discovered at Reidy Creek Elementary

New state data shows levels of lead in the water at Reidy Creek elementary school in Escondido was discovered at levels more than three times the limit set by state and federal regulators.

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 04:21 PM PDT

Searchable Database of Water Testing in Schools

Searchable Database of Water Testing in Schools

San Diego Unified School District has been in the limelight for testing its school water for lead, but school districts across the county also have been participating in the free state program. NBC7 Investigates...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 01:47 PM PDT

San Diego Unified to Fix 40+ Schools with Lead in Water

San Diego Unified to Fix 40+ Schools with Lead in Water

Results show 19 percent of the schools tested in San Diego Unified School District have some level of lead in the water.

Friday, Jul 14, 2017 at 05:59 PM PDT

San Diego Unified Found Lead; Didn’t Tell Public

San Diego Unified Found Lead; Didn’t Tell Public

Before San Diego Unified schools began testing water for lead in April, it hired an outside chemical lab to do some preliminary water quality sampling on its own, records show. The district found lead but didn’t...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 08:26 PM PDT

Lead Levels High from Montezuma School Water Sample

Lead Levels High from Montezuma School Water Sample

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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