Youngstown water commissioner: Lead levels in water OK

Youngstown tested 50 homes in 2014, all of which fell below the federal action level for lead

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The City of Youngstown’s water commissioner says they have had no problems with lead levels in the city’s water supply.

Commissioner Harry Johnson, III spoke out at the Youngstown City Council meeting on Wednesday night, due to recent concerns after elevated levels of lead were found in some Warren homes and throughout the village of Sebring.

Johnson said Youngstown tested 50 homes in 2014, and every home was well below the federal action level of 15 milligrams per liter. Those low lead levels are right where they want them to be, he said.

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