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New Results Released in San Diego Unified School District Lead Tests

The San Diego Unified School District began testing its schools’ water this month after lab reports confirmed “higher than allowable” lead levels were found at one campus. Test results released Thursday show lead has been found in the water of schools tested last week but not more than the action level set by EPA of 15 parts per billion (ppb). In 2009, California’s health department, OEHHA, set the public health goal for lead in drinking water at 0.2 parts per billion. The district declined an on-camera interview and a recorded telephone interview Friday.


State Will Send More Water to Southern California As It Boosts Deliveries To Highest Levels In 11 Years

The post-drought good news continued Friday as the State Water Project announced that it was boosting deliveries to the highest levels in 11 years. Most agencies, including the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, will get 85% of the amount they request. Water districts north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will get 100%. Earlier this week, the federal Central Valley Project, which provides irrigation water to valley growers, said all of its contractors will get their full contract supply for the first time since 2006.