Tag: Lead-Free Learning Initiative

Lead: Division of Drinking Water

Lead can enter drinking water when plumbing materials containing lead corrode, especially if the water is highly acidic or contains a low mineral content. The most common sources of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets, and fixtures. Lead service lines that connect a building or house to the water main can also be …

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2017 Lead Sampling Pilot Project: Lead-Free Learning Initiative

In January 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a letter to state superintendents across the country recommending that schools test their drinking water for lead. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Utah Department of Health (DOH) partnered with Utah schools to conduct voluntary sampling for lead in their drinking water. While …

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About Lead in Schools: Lead-Free Learning Initiative

Action Level for Lead EPA is required by law to determine the level of contaminants in drinking water at which no adverse health effects are likely to occur. These health-based levels are called maximum contaminant level goals (MCLGs). EPA set the MCLG for lead in drinking water at zero because the best available science has …

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Utah’s Lead-Free Learning Initiative

The main page for Utah Division of Drinking Water’s Lead-Free Learning Testing Project. The project is an initiative to sample the drinking water at schools and childcare facilities for lead. Start here to find fact sheets, apply for funding, and learn about what you can do concerning lead in drinking water.

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