Tag: Lead and Copper Rule

Lead Sampling in Schools

In 2017, the EPA sent a letter recommending that schools test their drinking water for lead. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Utah Department of Health (DOH) are partnering with Utah schools to conduct voluntary sampling for lead in their drinking water.

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The Lead and Copper Rule

The purpose of the lead and copper rule is to protect public health by minimizing lead and copper levels in drinking water. Because lead and copper in drinking water is mainly due to the corrosion of service lines and household plumbing, tap water samples are collected at kitchen or bathroom taps of residence and other …

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DEQ, Schools Partner to Keep Kids Safe from Lead in Drinking Water

By Marie E. Owens   We have all heard about the lead contamination in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water. Some of you may have wondered if anything like this could happen here in Utah. While the natural water chemistry in Michigan is different than we have here, the major cause of that city’s problem was a …

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