Few Ohio water suppliers topped lead limits in last 3 years

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Few public drinking water suppliers in Ohio have gone over the federal limits for lead during the past three years.

Environmental Protection Agency data analyzed by The Associated Press show none of the state’s biggest public water systems are on the list of violators.

Only 19 public water systems in Ohio are among the nearly 1,400 nationwide that have exceeded the federal lead standard at least once since the beginning of 2013.

All of them are fairly small systems including five school or day care water systems and five mobile home parks.

Also on the list is the village of Sebring in northeastern Ohio. The drinking water there was found to have elevated lead levels late last summer, but months went by before residents found out.

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