School water tests find lead

Fifteen Capital Region school districts received water test results over the last week showing elevated lead levels in their water fountains, sinks, showers and other places, according to the district's websites.

The new state law requires all public schools in New York to test water for lead at any outlet that is currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking. If a source shows lead levels above 15 parts per billion, a district is required to shut it off, and develop and implement a remediation plan — whether that be replacing pipes, faucets and other parts, or making bottled water available to students instead.