Latest round of Sebring water tests clean

12 new sample test results were released by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

A Sebring resident, with a background in water quality testing, tests the pH levels of his water at home.

SEBRING, Ohio (WKBN) – The latest round of Sebring water tests are below the federal action limit for lead.

In this round, 12 new sample test results were released by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

In all, 47 out of 1,089 samples have tested above the limit for lead.

The Ohio EPA 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.

Ohio EPA continues to work closely with the village of 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. Recent test results confirm that the village’s water plant is lead free.

The EPA recommends that Sebring residents run their tap water for 30 seconds to two minutes before using it to flush out any lead.

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