Exclusive: Schools still have elevated levels of lead in water
New data shows dozens of Maryland K-12 public schools still have high levels of lead in the drinking water, according to information obtained by the 11 News I-Team from the Maryland Department of the Environment. Last year, more than 1,100 different water samples from local schools came back with lead levels above Maryland's legal limit. The Environmental Protection Agency states no amount of lead is safe for children. Rodgers Forge Elementary School in Baltimore County is just one of many schools in the district where lead levels were above the state limit last year.