Calif. State Water Board expected to require lead sampling in schools' water systems

The State Water Board is expected to contact water systems this week with information about a new statewide program.

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CALIFORNIA, NOVEMBER 29, 2016 --TheAssociation of California Water Agencies (ACWA) reports that the State Water Resources Control Board is expected to notify public water systems in the coming days regarding a new initiative to provide lead sampling to schools.

Specifically, the State Water Board is expected to contact water systems this week with information about a statewide program that will require water systems to provide lead sampling services to K-12 schools upon request. The State Water Board also is expected to announce details about a webinar that will provide water systems with details about the initiative.

Additional information will be provided directly to ACWA member agencies as soon as it is available.

ACWA has communications resources for members about lead and drinking water safety on its website here.

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