With mounting pressure on schools to test for lead in drinking water and limited guidance, the process can seem overwhelming. By bringing together water professionals and certified laboratories, we provide schools with a full-service lead in water testing solution from sample pickup to analysis making the process easy as possible.

Schools using City Water

The only water source within your school that can be trusted, is one that has recently been tested. Although your city is required to test water fairly regularly for corrosiveness and lead levels, the levels of lead reported will be different at each location because the water flows through a different path in the distribution system. It is not simply one level of lead for the entire city. Schools built before 1986 have the highest risk.

How Lead gets into your Schools Tap Water

Lead found in schools drinking water leaches from the distribution system (lead service lines, plumbing, solder and fixtures). When water travels through lead pipes and fixtures, it picks up lead that is later ingested by students. It is important to understand that lead levels will vary greatly from water source to water source within the same school. That is why it is so important to test each of your water sources.

Self-Service

Homes | Daycares | Small Schools

Full-Service

School Districts

Water Source Assessment
Testing Instructions
Sampling Supplies
Certified Lab Testing
Phone Support
Emailed Test Results
Remediation Recommendations
Detailed Plumbing Assessment  
Project Management  
Onsite Sampling  
Test Result Communication Services  
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SELF-SERVICE (How it works)

Tap Water Testing Register

Registration

First, you’ll need to determine how many water sources (fountains, sinks) in your school. Once you identify your water sources, simply order that # of sample bottles to be included in your water testing kit that you will receive in the mail.

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Water Testing

Upon receipt of your test kit, simply follow the instructions to take your water samples and mail them back to the laboratory for certified analysis.

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Remediation

If your test results show elevated levels of lead, one of our water professionals will work with you to determine the appropriate solution to ensure your drinking water is lead-free.

FULL-SERVICE (How it works)

Tap Water Testing Register

Registration

To give you an accurate cost estimate, you need to first count the total number of fountains and sinks in your schools. Once you identify your water sources, register your school for testing and receive a FREE cost estimate.

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Water Testing

Upon acceptance of the cost estimate, we will work with you to schedule a time to have a water sampler come to your school. Your samples will be taken to a certified laboratory for analysis and you will be emailed results upon completion.

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Remediation

If your test results show elevated levels of lead, one of our water professionals will work with you to determine the appropriate solution to ensure your drinking water is lead-free.

About us:

Tap Water Watch brings peace of mind back to the Tap. We are the only nationwide team of water professionals that focuses on detecting lead in drinking water, enabling customers to visualize their data and remediate any issues. Water samples are analyzed in a state and/or NELAC certified water testing laboratory. Tap Water Watch works hand-in-hand with utilities, schools and homeowners to ensure safe, lead-free drinking water.