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…

  • DEQ Receives Grant to Test for Lead in School Drinking Water

    DEQ’s Division of Drinking Water urges Utah schools and childcare facilities to apply for funding to test for lead in their drinking water after receiving a $434,000 EPA grant to cover the cost of testing. 

  • 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…

  • Parents: Lead-Free Learning Initiative

    Info for parents about the health impacts of lead and how to protect children against lead exposure. Includes preventing exposure at home and at school or daycare.

  • Schools and Childcare Facilities: Lead-Free Learning Initiative

    Information for schools and childcare facilities about testing for lead in drinking water. Includes checklists and information about EPA’s 3Ts program, and resources about testing, training, communicating results, and taking action.

  • How to Apply & Participate:
    Lead-Free Learning Initiative

    Apply for funding and participate in Utah’s Lead-Free Learning Project. Learn about sample sites, sampling procedures, how to interpret results, reporting requirements, and how to get reimbursed.

  • 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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