Ohio Proposes Faster Notifications on Lead in Drinking Water

"TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio's environmental regulators are proposing an overhaul of how the state and its cities deal with lead in drinking water, including speeding up notifications when lead is found at the tap.

The plan announced Thursday would give city water systems just two days to alert residents when lead levels are above federal limits.

Current federal rules call for homeowners where the individual tests are done to be told within 30 days and notices for all other residents within 60 days when the entire system exceeds the lead limits.

"We say that is too long for people not to know," said Craig Butler, director of the state's Environmental Protection Agency."

John Seewer reports for the Associated Press March 31, 2016.

Source: AP, 04/01/2016