BENTON, Maine - State toxicologists are investigating high lead levels in the water at Benton Elementary School. The school shut off water used for drinking and cooking after lead was found.
One test found lead levels more than 40 times the federal standard. The general manager of the Kennebec Water District Jeff LaCasse says the source is likely within the school.
“Most of the time, the solution to this, or the mitigation, is to replace the problem areas, whether it’s pipes or fixtures or both,” LaCasse said.