Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water

The issue of lead in school drinking water has received a lot of attention in recent years. This is because school-age children are among those particularly vulnerable to health and developmental problems after exposure to high levels of lead.

With the passage of LD 153 (An Act to Strengthen Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water), the Maine Legislature has mandated that all schools in Maine test their drinking water for the presence of lead. The Drinking Water Program has been charged with coordinating the effort, which will begin October 1st, 2021 and continue until May 31st, 2022

For Further Information about Lead Testing in Maine Schools, visit the Division of Environmental and Community Health website

For results of all of the AOS98 schools, click here-