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Kansas water systems had lead violations

Nearly 70 public-water systems in Kansas had a least one violation of federal standards for lead, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The worst problem was at the Sundowner West Mobile Home Park west of Salina, the Kansas Health Institute News Service reported. Lead levels there last year were 647 parts per billion – more than 40 times the federal limit. Three water systems in Sedgwick County each had one violation, KHI reported: El Paso Water Co. in Derby, the city of Bel Aire and Rural Water District No. 4 in southwest Sedgwick County. – Phillip Brownlee