Lakeway Elementary School has restricted the use of most faucets
LITTLETON — Lakeway Elementary School has restricted the use of most faucets and fountains due to elevated levels of lead. Recent state-mandated tests found that 41 out of 62 samples taken from LES drinking water outlets contained lead levels above the state maximum of 5 parts per billion (ppb). The school district sent a letter to parents Tuesday that said, “We have removed access to these outlets until the problems can be corrected.” The letter explained that three classroom sinks had lead levels over 100 ppb and were turned off completely and 38 other sinks, taps, and bubblers with levels above 5 ppb were permanently posted “no drinking” and limited to hand-washing only. Superintendent William Hart could not be reached for comment.