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Leesburg inspects water samples

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Leesburg's Mayor is taking steps to assure the public that the city's drinking water is safe.

We told you Tuesday night that the city's water was called into question because the city failed to test for lead and copper between 2007 and 2009, and missed other tests for coliform last year.

The Mayor told us it was simply an oversight because the testing is done just once in a three year period.

He says a new water manager is now in place, and the tests won't be forgotten in the future. 

"The EPA will make sure we get the testing done. They're going to stay on top of it and we're going to stay on top of it, we'll continue to do the testing to make sure everybody's got good water," said Leesburg Mayor Jim Quinn.

Notifications sent out by the city say there's no way to guarantee the quality of the drinking water during the times it wasn't tested.

New samples are expected to be drawn this summer.

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