Officials: Lead found in water at School for the Deaf campus

Potentially lead-tainted water flows from a kitchen sink tap in Flint in January 2016.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials say lead has been found in water at a building on the campus of the Michigan School for the Deaf in Flint.

A letter from school officials Wednesday says Stevens Hall dormitory is affected. No lead was detected in water at the school building.

The school says it’s been purchasing bottled water since September and had no positive tests for lead prior to the latest result. The Flint Journal reports the school didn’t release details about the amount of lead found in the water.

Flint’s water became contaminated with lead when the city began drawing from the Flint River in 2014 as a cost-cutting measure while under state financial management. The water was not properly treated to keep lead from pipes and plumbing from leaching into the supply.

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Information from: The Flint Journal

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