Sep 1, 2016 12:47 PM

Portsmouth bubbler and sinks that tested positive for lead last year removed, sink replaced

PORTSMOUTH — The hallway water fountain and custodial sinks in Portsmouth schools that tested positive for lead have been removed and replaced, for the most part.

The hallway water fountain at Dondero Elementary School was removed and is scheduled to be replaced next summer when they do renovations work on the building, officials told Seacoastonline. A sink in the custodian’s office at New Franklin and a bubbler in a classroom there were also removed and replaced.

Officials told Seacoast that they will monitor the places where there could be some kind of re-occurrence. Once they have taken all the lead out of the pipes, it won't get into the water. They hope to keep up with a zero-tolerance when it comes to the lead testing.

All tests conducted are based on the legal limit of 15 parts per million.

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