Beaverton to test all schools for lead in water

Lead was detected in two drinking fountains at Highland Park Middle School

Highland Park Middle School in Beaverton. (Beaverton Schools)

BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — More than a week after lead was found in the drinking water at Highland Park Middle School, the Beaverton School District announced it will test all its schools and facilities for lead.

The district plans to authorize the contract on Friday and testing will start shortly after that. Testing will take a few weeks and the district hopes to have results back before the start of school in the fall.

Maureen Wheeler with the district says it will cost about $150,000 to test more than 60 locations.

The last round of testing occurred in the 80s, and right now, the district has no guidelines for regular testing.

Over at Highland Park, the school will be re-piped this summer.

Meanwhile, Woodland Public Schools released tests verifying water at all its schools is lead free.

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