More lead discovered in Washington Co. schools drinking fountains


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- News Channel 11 confirmed with Washington County, Tennessee Director of Schools Bill Flanary Thursday that tests reveal more lead has been discovered in drinking fountains.

Flanary said elevated levels of lead were discovered at one fountain in Gray Elementary School, and one fountain in Asbury Optional High School.

Flanary told News Channel 11’s Jessica Fuller that school officials would begin testing water sources in the kitchens this summer.

Earlier this week we reported that school officials were still working to determine the source of higher than normal lead levels in other county schools. 

Just hours ago, we also learned that Sullivan County school officials found two drinking fountains at Sullivan East High School also showed elevated lead levels.

School officials in Sullivan County said those water sources have since been removed. 

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