A meeting will be held Tuesday at the Lucketts Community Center, where elevated levels of lead and coliform bacteria have been detected in the water supply, to give officials and residents a chance to discuss the recent controversy.
The subject is also on the agenda as an information item for Thursday's monthly meeting of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee. Representatives from the county parks and recreation and general services departments and the state health department will attend both meetings to answer questions.
State officials learned in July that a test of the community center's water showed an elevated reading for lead at one tap used for hand-washing. However, center employees and parents of children who attend a preschool there were not told of the finding until late last month.
At that point, the county-owned center, which uses well water, shut off its pipes and began distributing bottled water.
But the long delay in alerting employees and parents prompted alarmed and angry questions to local and state officials.
Tuesday's meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m., has been billed as an "information session" by the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority, the agency responsible for the center's water.
Tests conducted in October, LCSA said, show that the lead level no longer exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency's "action level," above which an agency must take corrective steps.
But coliform, which was first detected in untreated water in September, remains a problem -- one that LCSA blames on surface or runoff water. A new filtration system being installed should solve the coliform problem, the agency said.
The supervisors' meeting Thursday will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Lovettsville Room of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg.