EPA Releases Updated Drinking Water Lead Testing Toolkit

To assist schools and child care facilities in ensuring the safety of their drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency has released an updated 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water toolkit. The online toolkit is organized into seven modules and includes customizable templates, and checklists and other tools to help schools and child care facilities to develop and implement a lead testing program. EPA is hosting a webinar on October 25 to introduce the new toolkit. Click here to register. Additional toolkit features: Provides a more nuanced discussion of the Action Level (the content of lead in tap water that should trigger action) Recommends developing a communications plan as a f

California Continues Drinking Water Leadership

The recent passage of Assembly Bill 2370 marks another step ahead for Californians’ drinking water, making it the eighth state in nation to call statewide attention to childcare drinking water safety. The bill, authored by Assemblymembers Chris Holden and Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, and sponsored by the Environmental Working Group, is aimed at reducing lead exposure in drinking water in California licensed childcare centers. One in seven people in the U.S. live in California and 70 percent of children in licensed care go to licensed childcare centers. AB 2370 requires a licensed child day care center that is located in a building that was constructed before January 1, 2010 to have its drinking

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