At a recent Select Board meeting, Chris Cronin, director of public works, spoke about the annual water survey — specifically about the levels of lead in six Andover homes that exceeded new standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Tests were conducted in 30 homes total, he said.

The town has identified 151 homes and businesses that have lead and copper pipes bringing water into the buildings.

Officials mailed letters to those 151 property owners about this year’s water survey results, Cronin said, but “the problem has been getting people to participate.”

Now, he’s hoping that 60 owners work with the town to have their water surveyed to see if issues are more widespread, he said.

So, how much do you know about the safety of your home’s water?

NO CLUE, I don’t think my home has ever been tested, but I’m not worried.

I KNOW MY LEVELS, We had our home tested, and we know our private pipes are safe.

I’M GOING TO KNOW MORE SOON, I don’t know my levels now, but I’m definitely going to find out.

Last week’s question: Since returning to classrooms full-time for the year, many schools have reported an uptick in behavioral issues from students.

Problems range from disengaged students to kids getting into fights.

Lockdowns, school closings and restrictions on social gatherings to prevent the spread of the virus, coupled with a lack of access to in-person services, exacerbated a mental health treatment gap for children, medical experts say. Low-income and minority children were disproportionately affected.

Are you experiencing more behavior issues in your local schools?

ABSOLUTELY, I’ve definitely noticed more anxiety, troubles and discipline issues. (13 votes)

SOME, It seems like somewhat of an uptick. (5 votes)

NO, It seems about like normal. (10 votes)

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