Lead a concern in Milton water, according to recent testing

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Lead levels have declined in Boston-area water, but these communities are still affected

While lead levels have been significantly reduced over the past few decades in the water supplied to much of Greater Boston, the water in more than 20,000 homes is still running through pipes that could be leaching lead into the water, officials said.

“We’ve been working at this problem as a society for many years and we’ve actually made a great deal of progress,” said Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, planning and sustainability director at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, which pipes water to Boston and about four dozen other area cities and towns. “But there’s certainly more work to be done, which is why we take this so seriously.”

Communities with at least one home that tested above the standard in September’s round of testing were: Boston, Malden, Melrose, Milton, Newton, Somerville, Stoneham, and Winthrop.

Shared from the Boston Globe. Read the full story: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/02/11/lead-declines-boston-area-water-supply-but-caution-still-advised/0bZoJcOeeQyVgbehkDuHkJ/story.html

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