California Program for Lead Testing in Schools

The California State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) is beginning a program for testing for lead in drinking water at schools.  Schools that are served by a public water system are not required to test their water for lead under the current Lead and Copper Rule (LCR).  So, to protect the health of children in these facilities, DDW modified operating permits so that school administrators may request that their public water system collect and analyze up to five water samples at each K-12 school served by the water system. The public water system and/or the State Water Resources Control Board can also provide technical assistance if an elevated lead sample level at a specific site is found.
More details about the program, references and resources for lead in schools, and other support information can be found here.