Maine - Water Quality: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires districts to address water quality in schools.

Code of Maine Department of Education, Chapter 125 Basic approval standards: public schools and school administrative units, 05.071.125

Section 11. School Facilities

11.03 Water, Sanitation, Air Quality, and Boiler Requirements
All school facilities, which shall include buildings, grounds, and equipment necessary for the provision of instructional programs, shall be operated and maintained in safe, healthful, and sanitary condition.

  • A) Water Drinking water from sanitary fountains shall be available in each school. If the building gets its water from a private source, the water must be tested annually in accordance with Me. Dept. of Hum. Svcs. Reg. 231. If there is a school lunch program at the school, hot water shall be available for washing hands as well as all other requirements of Me. Dept. of Hum. Svc. Reg. 200 and Me. Dept. of Agr. Reg. 331.
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