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.
HOW IT WORKS
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.
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.
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.
Tap Water Watch brings peace of mind back to the Tap. We are the only nationwide team of water professionals that focuses solely on detecting lead in drinking water and helping our customers 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 school districts and homeowners to ensure safe, lead-free drinking water.