Officials: High lead levels found in Bedford water

High lead levels have been found in Bedford's water, according to town officials.



The problem began in 2013, when the town changed its water source from a well supply to a New York City supply.



Department of Public Works Commissioner Kevin Winn says that at one point, some residents had 46 micrograms of lead per liter of water. The normal level is 15.



The situation is now under control, Winn says, as the town's most recent number was under the normal level.



Pregnant women and children younger than 7 are most at risk for lead poisoning. Anyone with concerns should contact their medical provider.


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