NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - New Rochelle school officials are also dealing with a water crisis. They tested the water as a precaution after discoveries in Flint and Newark. Results show they were smart to do it.
Tests have found dangerous lead levels in the water at 8 drinking fountains and sinks inside the George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School in New Rochelle. One measurement found lead content 47 times higher than the EPA limit.
As a result of the findings, the New Rochelle school district set up 5-gallon water containers and alternate water sources for students.
Notifications were sent out to parents of the hundreds of kindergarten through 5th-grade students that go here. While lead contamination is alarming to find, parents say being kept in the loop has helped ease their nerves.
Suez Water says tests on the water they're sending have come back clean of lead. Officials are trying to determine the exact source of the contamination at Davis elementary. It may not take long to zero in on it because all the contaminated faucets are in west wing of first floor.