When contemplating testing your schools water sources for lead in water, many schools will perform a quick Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Since this blog is designed to help spread information on all things lead in water testing, I figured it would be interesting to lay out a similar analysis.

There are clearly a lot of benefits when we discuss lead in water testing. Here are a few off the top of my head.


Child Safety

The number one priority for any school administrator is to ensure that you provide a safe learning environment for their students.

Trust within the Community

There is no better way to prove your commitment to providing a safe learning environment to the community than to proactively test the safety of your water sources. By putting safety first, you will build trust that you are putting their primary need in front of secondary budget concerns.

Peace of Mind

Until you test, you have NO idea what the lead levels are of your water sources. Until you test, you’re just hoping that they are lead-free. Once you test, you will instantly remove all doubt. 


What better reputation to have than one built on the cornerstone of student safety? People will remember that you put student safety first and appreciate it.



Cost of Testing

The only cost to water testing is the actual monetary cost of the laboratory analysis.



Based on our analysis, the benefits clearly and strongly outweigh the minor monetary costs associated with lead in water testing. The monetary costs that are associated with analysis are minor compared to the major benefits that can be gained through proactive water testing.

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