Testing the waters: Lead exceeds acceptable levels in water at many Seattle schools

A Seattle Public Schools administrator collects water for testing from a drinking fountain at Emerson Elementary School in South Seattle. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
A Seattle Public Schools administrator collects water for testing from a drinking fountain at Emerson Elementary School in South Seattle. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

The Seattle school district tests the drinking water at each campus at least once every three years. Through early 2018, the results of those tests showed 53 percent of schools in South Seattle registered lead readings above what the district considers an acceptable level of exposure.

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