We visit places in Maine with too much lead in the water.
No two water supplies are alike and neither are the reactions .
AUBURN, Maine — Potatoes boiled on the stove in Nancy Beliveau’s kitchen as twilight fell on Pleasant Street, a neighborhood of time-worn homes. "Should I be worried?” the red-headed mom asked, descending to a basement tangled with a century’s worth of plumbing that brings the city’s water to her family and tenants — water that tested high for lead in June. Beliveau got a notice in her water bill in the summer warning that “some homes in Auburn have high amounts of lead;” part of a public education campaign that included TV, radio and newspaper coverage.
"I didn’t read the whole letter because I thought it applied to other homes,” Beliveau said.
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