From The Journal & Courier: Purdue University officials say that water in five buildings on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus tested above state limits for lead. According to a release, the buildings are the Mathematical Sciences Building, Lynn and Schleman halls, Krannert Center, and one apartment in the Purdue Village. School officials say that anytime a faucet in these buildings has not been used for six hours or more, individuals should let it run up to 30 seconds before drinking it or using it for cooking. Purdue has addressed the problem by adding a phosphate chemical that will coat the buildings' water lines.
UPDATE: Purdue University officials waited four weeks to notify the campus community after discovering high levels of lead in drinking water in several buildings, documents from a state agency show. University officials say they waited because there was not an immediate health risk and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management gave the school until Oct. 9 to notify students and staff. (The Journal & Courier)