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More than 1,000 Sebring water tests completed

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SEBRING, Ohio -

Ohio EPA reported on Tuesday that all 36 of the samples from the most recent round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring were below the federal allowable limit for lead.

This is the eleventh round of voluntary tests since January 21 when the Ohio EPA ordered the village to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked.

The EPA order came after it was revealed that seven homes using Sebring water had tested for high levels of led five months earlier.

Since then, the Ohio EPA re-tested water in homes that exhibited high lead levels and found that the water coming into those homes is healthy and running the tap for several minutes eliminates any detectable lead in the water.

Combined with earlier voluntary test results received, 971 of 1,015 samples have been below the federal allowable level according to the Ohio EPA.

The village is required to supply free bottled water or filtration systems to homes that have tested for high lead levels in their water.

To minimize their lead exposure, the Ohio EPA advises residents to flush out the lead by running their tap water for 30 seconds to two minutes before using it.

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