Under new state law, all public and private schools in Utah are required to test all drinking water fixtures for lead. Testing must be completed by December 31, 2023. Samples taken from a consumable water tap for lead on or after January 1, 2016, will not need to be retaken.
The drinking water in many Utah schools and childcare centers may be contaminated with lead, a toxin that causes serious, lifelong damage to children. The Division of Drinking Water is partnering with schools and childcare centers to test every tap and work towards our shared goal of lead-free learning.
Parents, Schools, & Childcare Providers
Learn about reducing children’s exposure at home, school, or daycare.
Learn about the health effects of being exposed to lead in drinking water.
2017 Sampling Pilot Project
View test results from the 2017 school sampling pilot project.