VILLAGE OF CRESTON PRESS RELEASE
In recent results, The Village of Creston PWS detected lead at levels above the federal action level. Samples were taken from July 13, 2022 to July 21, 2022. Lead can cause serious health problems, especially in pregnant women and young children.
Our 90e percentile (90% of sample results below this value) for lead was 20 micrograms per liter (ug/L). When the 90e percentile for lead samples exceeds 15 ug/L, Creston PWS is required to take action to correct the exceedance. Creston PWS collected 10 lead samples and 2 results were above 15 ug/L resulting in a 90e percentile of 20 ug/L.
Lead typically enters water primarily through corrosion or wear of lead-containing pipes or materials in the water distribution system and household plumbing. There are steps the public can take to reduce their exposure to lead, including running water for 30 seconds to 3 minutes (or until it is noticeably colder) before using it for drinking, cooking, or prepare formula milk. For more information on the health effects of lead, visit the EPA’s website at www.epa.gov/lead.
The Certified Creston PWS Village Lab is Alloway Labs located at 1502 W. Fourth Street, Mansfield, OH 44906. Phone 419-525-1644 and fax 419-524-5575. You can contact them about the availability of tap water testing.
Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact Marcus Allen, official operator at 330-621-8300 or by e-mail:
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