“Testing Assistance Program for Lead in School Drinking Water
In a continued effort to ensure safe drinking water in schools around the Commonwealth, on April 26, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg announced that $2 million from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (MCWT) will fund cooperative efforts to help Massachusetts public schools test for lead and copper in drinking water. The funds, to be used by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), will provide technical assistance to ensure that public school districts can sample the taps and water fountains in their schools, and to identify any results that show lead and copper contamination over the action level. Note: the program will also cover early education programs that are publicly owned or operated.
During the week of May 2, 2016, MassDEP and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will make available to school districts, municipal officials and others a Request for Interest and associated form needed to participate in the technical assistance and sample analysis program. More information about this program can be found at http://www.mass.gov/eea/
and more will be added to this page in the days ahead.”
Kenneth A. Pelletier
Training Coordinator & Inorganics, UCMR3 & Lead & Drinking Water @ Schools, Programs & Early Education & Care Facilities Contact
Drinking Water Program – MassDEP/Boston