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.
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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.
This contract will allow DDW to reimburse for purchases associated with lead remediation.
Reimbursements are capped at $1,500 per refrigerated drinking fountain and ice machine and $300 per kitchen faucet and all other fixtures.Contracts must be signed by DDW and the school or child care center prior to any purchases or remediation work taking place. If you would like to sign a contract with DDW, you can start by downloading the template, filling out the highlighted portions, and sending it to DylanMartinez@utah.gov. Upon receipt of your populated copy, we will send it in E-sign for signatures for yours and ours.
After you have signed a Remediation Reimbursement Contract and done remediation work, you can apply for your reimbursement by filling out the Request for Reimbursement form below.
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.