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EPA Releases New Tools for Lead Testing in Schools and Child Care Facilities

This week, EPA released three new tools for the 3Ts toolkit on Reducing Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities.

3Ts to Protect Children from Lead in Drinking Water at Child Care Facilities Poster – In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care have developed a poster to highlight the importance of 3Ts – Training, Testing, and Taking Action, on reducing lead in drinking water in child care facilities. The poster is intended for facilities specializing in early care and educational programs, including center-based and family child care homes, pre-kindergarten programs as well as Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. This friendly poster is a fun way to share and educate children, parents, guardians, staff, and associated communities about lead in drinking water.  The poster can be found here.

Sampling eTracker for Child Care facilities – This sampling eTracker is a recordkeeping and reporting interactive tool for child care facilities and small schools with ten (10) or fewer outlets. When testing for lead levels in drinking water, it serves to track sample results and actions taken when lead levels are detected. If the facility is receiving funding from the state under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act grant to test for lead in drinking water, the tool contains an auto-populating form that can be used to submit reportable information to the state. The tool can be found here.

Sampling eTracker for Schools – This sampling eTracker is an interactive recordkeeping and reporting tool for schools that have more than 10 outlets. When testing for lead levels in drinking water, it serves to track sample results and action taken when lead levels are detected. If the school is receiving funding from the state under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act grant to test for lead in drinking water, the tool contains an auto-populating form that can be used to submit reportable information to the state. The tool can be found here.