Water authority lead testing concerns

The Investigative Post's Dan Telvock continues to follow some concerning practices used by the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) to test water in Buffalo for lead in this collaborative investigation.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- 2 On Your Side's partners at the Investigative Post have found continued issues with the Erie County Water Authority's lead testing program.  

Concerns over lead in drinking water have intensified after lead seeping into drinking water in Flint, Michigan caused a major health crisis. 

The Investigative Post's Dan Telvock found several examples where the authority tested houses that clearly do not meet the criteria in his extensive reporting on local water quality. 

These include that the authority is much more likely to test for lead in the houses of its 235 employees than its 550,000 customers. Up to one-third of the 63 homes that the authority sampled in 2013 belonged to current and former employees, according to the Investigative Post. 

Watch the video above for more information and click here for the complete Investigative Post story. 


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