- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) - Officials say water samples taken at two public schools in Maine have shown elevated levels of lead.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/2bIxBIy ) reports that Superintendent Andrew Dolloff said in an email that water tests from three drinking fountains and nine faucets at Yarmouth Elementary School showed lead levels of more than 15 parts per billion, the EPA standard.

Dolloff says test results from four faucets used for handwashing at Harrison Middle School had levels above 15 parts per billion.

He didn’t specify how high the lead levels were.

Dolloff says he plans to meet with the Yarmouth School Committee on Sept. 8 to discuss the results.

He says staff will place 5-gallon bottled water dispensers in each classroom at Yarmouth Elementary School. Water will be tested at other schools.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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