Water samples from the Helen A. Thompson School in West Gardiner and Whitefield Elementary School included “forever chemicals” higher than the state limit. Filtration systems are expected to be installed within the next month.
According to CentralMaine.com, the elementary schools will provide bottled water to students and for cafeteria workers for use in cooking.
Helen Thompson School in West Gardiner and Whitefield Elementary School found levels of PFAS, or "forever chemicals" in school water that are higher than the average of 20 parts per trillion. @centralmenews https://t.co/24vHX0VKbt
— Emily Duggan (@emilyduggannews) September 10, 2022