DEDHAM – With lead affecting the waters of public schools across the state, there’s a bill in the legislature that requires public schools to test its waters for lead.
There is no safe level of lead. It’s an issue statewide, now lawmakers are looking to have public school water tested for lead.
Maine has particularly corrosive water which can remove lead from our plumbing system.
For a almost a year now, Dedham School is dealing with this situation.
If having lead contaminated water wasn’t enough being so close to a main road potentially brought more issues.
Right now the students are drinking bottled water, but a recent discovery could change all of that.
Hydrogeologists traced back the different aquifers under the ground to where there would be one that would not be connected to the current wells, so they wouldn’t have to worry about the salt intrusion. The next step is to drill and test that water.
They are hoping to begin this process as soon as the snow melts.