Officials share results of lead contamination test for Lewes water
LEWES, Del – In Delaware officials in Lewes say that a recent drinking water notice is being taken seriously but shouldn’t cause any concern. The notice sent out by the board of public works cited high levels of lead as a reason for residents to be cautious, but recent tests show that areas like the hospital and local schools aren’t under any threat.
“We tested five of the buildings that the school district, Cape Henlopen School district, we tested the hospital, we tested the Harbor health care and we tested the children’s beach house and all of them came back under the EPA’s requirements, and so that’s what we let everybody know,” said Lewes Board of Public Works General Manger Darrin Gordon.
Gordon adds that the board of public works will be sampling for lead in the area every six months, and testing the school district’s water every three months to closely monitor the levels in the system.