District tests its water

Vale Middle School student Heather Lamb sips from a fountain at the school Monday. The Vale School District istesting water sources after one of its other schools – Willowcreek Elementary – had elevated lead levels in 2015. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

By John L. Braese
Malheur Enterprise

VALE – The Vale School District is awaiting results of tests for lead that were conducted Aug. 31, as districts across the state examine their water systems for lead problems.

Superintendent Scott Linenberger said 80 tests were ordered for the Vale schools, but about 40 were put on back order because of the high demand.

He said it takes about four to six weeks to get the results back.

Although it’s not a mandate, the state . . .