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Lead, iron contaminate water at community college building

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The water is shut off at a community college building where high levels of lead and iron were found. The water is shut off at a community college building where high levels of lead and iron were found.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The water is shut off at a community college building where high levels of lead and iron were found.
    
The Spokesman-Review reports Spokane Falls Community College installed water dispensing stations at the building that will stay until tests come up normal.
    
A news release says a corroded galvanized pipe may have caused the spike in lead and iron levels.
    
The building's galvanized pipe will be replaced with copper.
    
Water test results received May 16 show the lead level at 1,640 parts per billion compared to the federal standard of 15 parts per billion. The iron level was 37,800 parts per billion, with the cap set at 300 parts per billion.
    
Workers in the affected building will be tested for lead to determine if further analyses are necessary.
    
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