Lead and Copper in Schools / LCCA

Resources related to lead and copper in schools and early education and care (EEC) facilities.

The Lead Contamination Control Act (LCCA) was established under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act in 1988 to reduce lead in the drinking water of schools and childcare facilities.  All schools (K‐12) and Early Education and Care (EEC) Programs facilities are covered under the LCCA. This includes facilities that are on a municipal water supply as well as facilities that have their own water source (such as a well, and thus are regulated by MassDEP as a public water system).

The Massachusetts LCCA program includes both lead and copper, because the same mechanism that leaches lead from plumbing into the drinking water can also leach copper.