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May 23, 2018

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.

Oct 13, 2017

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.

Sep 14, 2017

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.

Jul 26, 2017

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.

Jun 30, 2017

State Results Show High Levels of Lead in Water at Various Schools

State Results Show High Levels of Lead in Water at Various Schools

Lab results show unusually high levels of lead were found at several schools in San Diego County during the school year, according to documents obtained Friday by NBC 7.

Jun 30, 2017

SDUSD Finishes Testing of Drinking Water at 200 School Sites

SDUSD Finishes Testing of Drinking Water at 200 School Sites

The San Diego Unified School District has now finished drinking water testing at more than 200 school district sites.

May 29, 2017

Elevated Lead Levels Found in 5 Local Schools

Elevated Lead Levels Found in 5 Local Schools

Samples from five schools show elevated lead levels in drinking water however the levels do not meet state requirements for action by the district, according to new results released by the San Diego Unified...

May 23, 2017

Local School Tests Positive for Lead in Water

Local School Tests Positive for Lead in Water

Officials confirm there were unusually high levels of lead in one water source at Ira Harbison Elementary School in the National School District

May 23, 2017

New Results Released in Lead Testing at San Diego Schools

New Results Released in  Lead Testing at San Diego Schools

In the most recent test results released by San Diego Unified School District, unusually high levels of lead were found in eight schools.

May 17, 2017

Parents Concerned About Lead in School Water, Garden

Parents Concerned About Lead in School Water, Garden

The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is trying to calm concerns of parents at Alice Birney Elementary School in University Heights after high levels of lead were found in the drinking water.

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