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  • A note on lead testing in schools:

    Providing the safest, high quality water to our customers is always the number one goal at the Bath Water District. We work hard every day to ensure that we provide the best possible water as well as test and retest throughout the water treatment process and water distribution system. Lead, as well as other possible contaminants in the water system is always on our minds as water professionals. The events in Flint, Michigan put lead directly on the minds and front pages of everyone on a public water system. In response RSU 1, with assistance from BWD, set out to test all of its schools and we are pleased to share the results. The following is a letter from the Superintendent of Schools for RSU 1.

    Dear Parents/Guardians, Staff, and Community Members:

    Water testing was completed at all of our schools during January. We are pleased to inform you that there was only one tested location out of 36 that was elevated for lead. This fountain, located at Fisher-Mitchell School, has been removed and a new one will be installed over February break.

    We would like to thank the State’s Drinking Water Program for their technical and financial support for this effort. Also, we are grateful to the Bath Water District for assisting us with this process.

    Please feel free to contact us at 443-6601 if you have any questions or concerns.


    Patrick Manuel, Ed. D
    Superintendent of Schools
    February 6, 2017

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