Spring Water Evaluation

Maine schools with water from municipal sources are not required to test it because the utility monitors it, unlike school water from wells. Sherburne brought up her concerns about the low pH with the maintenance staff. Tests showed elevated lead levels in at least 27 locations at the elementary and high schools. The bad taste of the water turned out to be unrelated. Afterward, Sherburne said, I was shocked. All of the water fountains had out-of-order signs. The school district is now working to fix the problem, which may stem from lead-leaking pipes or fixtures within the schools. Superintendent

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