The State of Maine issued a directive in April that required schools to test all faucets that could be used for drinking or cooking purposes for the presence of lead.
Thornton Academy tested more than 400 water faucets throughout our campus, and all drinking and food preparation sources passed the test and were within safe guidelines.
Thirty faucets in sinks in our Science Labs – many that have not been used for years – showed levels of lead over the desired range. We are disconnecting unused faucets and are determining the best way to address the remaining units. All remediation efforts will be completed by the start of the school year.