Yarmouth schools have lead solution

Lead level response plan being discussed.

YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --

The town of Yarmouth has a plan to deal with lead found during recent water testing at its schools.

Last month, water traced to isolated facets at the school tested about federally recommended standards for lead.

Most of those faucets were at Yarmouth elementary schools.

The school district has already placed five gallon bottled water dispensers in every elementary school classroom.

There is no legal requirement for schools to test for lead but Yarmouth's superintendent of schools said the district wanted to find out if it should make improvements.

"There are no standards for schools, there's no requirement that schools on public water undergo testing,” said superintendent, Dr. Andrew  Dolloff.

  We did this purely voluntarily because we wanted to make sure our water distribution system was safe." 

Over the next few months the district will replace the bad faucets.

The school committee expects that to cost a few thousand dollars. 

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