Letting your faucet run a bit before drinking is a good way to reduce lead. (Photo by Nithin PA from Pexels)

Veolia asks customers for help in finding lead service lines

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Veolia, which provides water to more than 100,000 residents in northern New Castle County, this month started a campaign to locate lead service lines. The campaign asks customers to volunteer five to 10 minutes of their time to fill out a survey and take and attach a photo of their service line near the meter. The service line is the …

Mark Holodick said he anticipates the second round of testing for lead in school water will be completed near the end of April. (Unsplash)

DOE owns lead testing blunder, expects new results by May

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A Senate committee hearing Tuesday heard the state Secretary of Education apologize about the way lead testing in schools was handled and that trained pros will handle testing instead of school staff. Through a federal grant, the Department of Education began a sampling initiative in October, 2020 to identify the levels of lead within drinking water at schools. “While well-intentioned, …

Lead in Delaware Schools

General Assembly to hold virtual forum on lead in schools

Charlie MegginsonHeadlines, Health

The General Assembly will hold a public forum next week focused on the recent discovery of lead in the water supplies of nearly 50 Delaware school buildings. The virtual forum will be held Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. “Like many parents throughout Delaware, my fellow legislators and I are very concerned about the presence of any lead in the …

Dozens of schools in Delaware have been identified as having lead contaminants in their water supply.

William Penn among 22 schools with elevated levels of lead in water

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The bad news: Colonial School District expects to pay at least $350,000 to repair a water main suspected of bringing lead into its buildings. The good news: None of the water is reaching students or workers. As soon as Colonial was notified, school fountains were turned off, while sinks and toilets are allowed to run, because lead is not absorbed …