- 2016 Notice to School Administrators - Lead in School Drinking Water
Letter to school administrators on steps to take to address concerns about lead in the school's drinking-water supply. January 2016.
- 2016 Notice to Early Education and Care (EEC) Facility Directors - Lead in EEC Drinking Water
Letter to early education and care facility directors on steps to take to address concerns about lead in the school's drinking-water supply. January 2016.
- 2016 Lead and Copper in Schools Maintenance Checklist (On-Line Version)
This on-line checklist should be completed for each school or childcare facility (early education & care program) in the Commonwealth. This checklist is designed to help determining if Lead and Copper is likely to be a problem in your facility's drinking water and will enable you to determine appropriate remediation actions if needed.
- 2016 Lead and Copper in Schools Maintenance Checklist
This checklist should be completed for each school or childcare facility (early education & care program) in the Commonwealth. This checklist is designed to help determining if Lead and Copper is likely to be a problem in your facility's drinking water and will enable you to determine appropriate remediation actions if needed. January 2016.
- FAQ: Lead Contamination Control Act (LCCA)
- Fact Sheet: Follow-up Steps for Schools or Child Care Facilities Based on Lead and Copper Sampling Results
Steps to take when sample results are above the MassDEP action level of 0.015 mgl/L. September 2010.
- Lead in School Drinking Water Program Strategy
Outline of MassDEP's Lead in School Drinking Water Program strategy. July 2005.
- Lead in School Drinking Water Program Presentation Slides
Presentation on lead in drinking water supplying schools.
- Lead in School Drinking Water Program Presentation Slides Notes file size 1MB
Notes accompanying the Lead in School Drinking Water presentation.
- Sample Lead in Drinking Water Letter to Students, Parents, & Staff
Sample letter from a school or child care facility with laboratory results that exceeded the Massachusetts Lead "action level" for "lead in drinking water at schools and child care facilities" - to students, families, and staff.
- How to Collect a Drinking Water Sample for Lead & Copper Testing
Protocol for collecting samples from faucets or water fountains. September 2008.
- Ice Making Machines Sample Collection Procedures
How to collect testing samples from ice-makers. September 2008.
- Cafeteria Kitchen Kettle Sample Collection Procedures
Collecting testing samples from kitchen kettles. September 2008.
- Fact Sheet: Copper and Your Health
Discusses the health effects of copper and ways to reduce exposure to copper in drinking water. Revised October 2015.
- Manual Flushing Log - Lead and Copper Remediation
Use this log to record manual flushings of drinking water system. April 2004.
- Proper Care of Bottled Water and Dispensers for Schools
A routine sanitizing and maintenance program for water coolers. April 2004.
- Recommended Remediation Actions to Reduce or Eliminate Lead Exposure from Drinking Water in Schools
Recommended steps to take if a school's water sample exceeds the action level for lead in drinking water. January 2004.
Learn more about lead, its environmental and health effects, and how to protect people and animals from its risks.
- Is There Lead In My Tap Water?
Health risks of lead in tap water and what consumers can do about it.
- AWWA - Assisting Schools and Child Care Facilities in Addressing Lead in Drinking Water
American Water Works Association publication that compares and contrasts EPA’s guidance to schools and child care facilities under the Lead Contamination Control Act (LCCA) and the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). It also provides a brief overview of what is entailed in monitoring for lead in schools and child care facilities and the process for undertaking remediation. This report describes a range of assistance utilities can provide to schools and child care facilities based on local needs and resources. Most importantly, it identifies key points of coordination, and provides basic information that the utility can use in communicating about lead in drinking water.
- US EPA Guidance: Lead in Drinking Water In Schools and Day Care Centers
EPA's resources on identifying and controlling lead in drinking water in these facilities.
- US EPA Drinking Water Best Management Practices for Schools & Child Care Facilities with their Own Drinking Water Source
US EPA guide intended for use by school officials and child care providers responsible for the maintenance and/or safety of school and child care facilities including the drinking water. The guide is specifically designed for schools and child care facilities that have their own well and, therefore, are classified as a public water system. This guide is not a regulation itself, nor does it change or substitute for those provisions and regulations.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Lead Information
Information about lead from the CDC. Topics include Childhood Lead Poisoning, Lead in the Workplace, and Lead in the Environment.
- CDC Fact Sheet: Lead in Tap Water
Questions and answers from the CDC on sources of lead in tap water and what consumers should do to address problems with excess lead levels in water.