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Lead and Copper Rule 90th percentile lead in drinking water sampling results.
Circumstances requiring lead service line replacement
Does your school have a strategy to mitigate lead in drinking water before the school season begins?
This guide gives step by step instructions of how to sample drinking water in schools to test for lead and copper.
Summary and detailed lead and copper in drinking water data in school drinking water
Steps schools and early education and child care facilities should take if copper results are above the Action of 1.3 milligrams per liter (mg/L) or if lead results are above the MassDEP recommended laboratory detection limit of 0.001 mg/L or 1 parts per billion (ppb).
For the highest quality and best tasting water, water coolers must have a routine cooler sanitizing and maintenance program.
Where to collect samples and sampling tiers explained
A survey conducted to identify technical assistance needs.
Facts about copper in drinking water and its health effects
Frequently asked questions about the Lead Contamination Control Act
Amendment to Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act
EPA Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule
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