SEBRING, Ohio (WKBN) – All of the Sebring water samples tested during the latest round of testing have been below the federal allowable limits for lead, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
The Ohio EPA says 36 new samples have been tested. In all, 44 of 1,015 samples have been above the federal allowable limit.
The Ohio EPA said the agency has followed up on some of the high readings and has found that the water coming into the home is healthy, and running the tap for several minutes successfully eliminates any detectable lead in the water.
The Village of Sebring has been offering free water testing to water customers. It’s also distributing bottled water or filtration systems to those affected by high lead levels in their water.
The Ohio EPA continues to work with Sebring and the U.S. EPA to fine tune the water chemistry to minimize lead from leaching into the water from piping of certain homeowners.