Ohio EPA releases latest Sebring water test results

Nine of 259 samples tested above federal allowable limits for lead

The Mahoning County Board of Health is working to process hundreds of water tests from Sebring, Ohio.

SEBRING, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says nine samples of a total of 259 samples collected from Sebring Water customers’ homes had elevated levels of lead in their tap water.

The samples were collected from households who wanted their water tested since being notified of elevated lead levels found during village water samplings.

Additional sample results are expected to be released in the coming days.

The Ohio EPA has been working with the village of Sebring to make adjustments to the chemistry of its water system to minimize lead from leaching into the water from residential plumbing. The Sebring water treatment plant and its water source have no detectable lead.

Representatives from the U.S. EPA also stopped in Sebring this week to meet with the village’s consulting engineer to make additional treatment adjustments to reduce corrosion in lead pipes.

The village will continue to provide bottled water or filtration systems to homes where results are over the federal allowable level and work with the county to provide health screening for residents.

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