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Elevated levels of lead found in Woodward drinking water

The Haines-Woodward Municipal Authority reported on Wednesday that elevated levels of lead have been found in the drinking water in some homes and businesses in the Woodward area.

Although commonly found in the environment, prolonged exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, especially in pregnant women and young children.

Tips provided by the authority to help reduce lead exposure during this time include:

▪  Running water for 15-30 seconds before use,

▪  Using cold water for cooking and preparing baby formula,

▪  And not boiling the water.

Contact the Haines-Woodward Municipal Authority at 349-2420 to get your water tested and for more information. More information on how to reduce lead exposure can also be found at www.epa.gov/lead.

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