School Water Testing

School Water Testing

It would seem that there isn’t a week that goes by where there isn’t news about the drinking water in our school systems being somehow contaminated.  What is potentially more troubling is the number of schools at all levels, both public and private, that don’t know if the water they provide is clean and safe.

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12,000+ Hours

That’s how long the average American child will spend in school facilities before graduating high school.  Outside of the home, it’s where our kids spend most of their time, and necessarily where they eat and drink.  The water that they consume deserves to be tested to make sure it is free from lead and other common contaminants.

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The CDC, EPA, and You Agree:

“[E]ven if the water meets federal and state standards, the water pipes and plumbing fixtures in the schools can affect the quality of the water. Therefore, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that all schools routinely test drinking water for lead and perform regular maintenance to ensure that drinking water is safe.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools. Atlanta GA: US Dept. of Health and Human Services; 2014

“No safe blood level has been identified and all sources of lead exposure for children should be controlled or eliminated. Lead concentrations in drinking water should be below the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion.”


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We Work With Schools

Whether setting up a regular testing program, a mitigation system for existing issues, or simply answering questions that school stakeholders and administrators have, Specialty Testing works with both public and private educators.  We all want clean and safe water for schools and students – Specialty Testing helps achieve these goals.