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Salem Notices Increased Levels of Lead in Water Samples

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The Clarksburg Water Board gives water to the Salem Public Service District.

Salem has received several violations in recent months and years.

The Clarksburg Water Board said that once they give the water to Salem, Salem is responsible for the testing of the water.

Right now, Salem has noticed high levels of copper and lead in the water. Salem is asking residents to test the water in their homes.

The General Manager of the Clarksburg Water Board Richard Welch said sometimes the high levels of lead are for reasons you would not expect.

Welch said, "If a customer has a violation or bad test result then the water supplier notifies the customer and really if you have a bad test, it's usually because, it is because the lead plumbing in your home."

Welch said that high levels of lead often indicate that a homeowner may need to replace their pipes.

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