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MDE: Lead found in six Lonaconing water samples could be from ‘household plumbing’

October 26, 2023

Lead found in drinking water more likely came from domestic pipes than a public source, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. During a random test last month, elevated lead levels were found in six of 21 water samples taken from Lonaconing homes.MDE requires all public water systems to collect and analyze water samples for lead and copper in accordance with a monitoring schedule.

Article Source: Cumberland Times-News

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