Dozens of Connecticut water systems violated lead levels

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HARTFORD — An Associated Press analysis of federal lead sampling data shows dozens of water systems in Connecticut have exceeded federal lead levels at least once since January 2013.

The review determined 39 of 1,082 water systems in Connecticut had tested over the limit. Those systems serve schools, office parks, a state office, and apartment and condominium complexes across state.

Nationally, the data show nearly 1,400 water systems serving 3.7 million Americans violated the standard at least once over that time period.

Connecticut’s Department of Public Health was unfamiliar with the AP’s findings, but confirmed 14 systems across the state are currently not in compliance with the federal lead and copper rule. The agency said it is working with those systems.

The agency is asking federal officials for additional funding to help with monitoring.