Greenville Lead Levels Still High, But Dropping

It's been almost a year since the first lead advisory was issued to water customers on Greenville Utilities' water supply.

Health officials say that advisory is still in effect. Utilities officials say lead readings in Greenville's water supply are still above levels allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency, but the situation is improving.

Pitt County Health Officials say elevated levels of lead in Greenville's water were discovered after a toddler's blood tests showed lead in his body. That child's lead levels are now below what's considered acceptable.

Randall Emory, Director of Water Resources for Greenville Utilities says lead levels in Greenville's drinking water have steadily dropped over the past several months. Emory says those levels still need to drop by 15 percent.