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Chlorine now concern in a Mathews school building

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After a Cortland elementary school took steps to combat high levels of arsenic in the water, chlorine levels are now the concern.

A water advisory was issued to parents of students at Currie Elementary school on Jan. 26 after tests showed arsenic levels as higher than normal.

Chlorine was then used to balance high levels of arsenic in water.

Now, the water to the elementary school tested high in chlorine, so Currie Elementary will still use bottled water until levels are tested as OK.

Mathews School District Superintendent Lew Lowry told 21 News that the water is tested and chlorinated monthly, but a change in companies that sample and test the water took place in December, causing some lag time for the chlorination process.

Drinking fountains were shut off and the school has been providing bottled water to staff and students.

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