Utah’s Lead-Free Learning Initiative

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.

We have developed tools to support you in this process, and are committed to being a resource as we work towards our shared goal of lead-free learning.

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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.

Sampling Resources

Save time by filling out the School Fixture Inventory Form to receive pre-labeled sampling bottles and pre-filled sampling sheets.

Parents, Schools, & Childcare Providers

Learn about reducing children’s exposure at home, school, or daycare.

About Lead

Learn about the health effects of being exposed to lead in drinking water.