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Lead in Drinking Water

Schools and Child Care Facilities

See the bottom of this webpage for analytical cost information:

The NJ Department of Education has made the Reimbursement Form available.

The NJ State Board of Education promulgated on July 13, 2016, by Special Adoption, Regulations (N.J.A.C. 6A:26) that require testing for lead in the drinking water of all public school districts, charter schools, State-funded early childcare facilities, et al.  Testing must be done within 1 year.  These schools may be eligible to be reimbursed for the drinking water sampling and analysis conducted after 1/1/16. 

The NJ DOE has a Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water webpage and a FAQ webpage

We can provide these analytical services.  Click here for these Regulations.

Note: The State Board of Education Regulations are requiring a 250 ml water sample be taken after an 8 - 48 hour stagnant period.  This is different from the USEPA Lead & Copper Rule for public water systems which requires a 1 liter sample taken after a 6 hour stagnant period.  New Jersey is using 15 ppb of lead as an action level.

Here is a direct link to the NJDEP Lead in Drinking Water - Schools and Child Care Information webpage.  All schools and child care facilities should review this information.  This includes the QAPP and School District Lead Sampling Plan Templates.

Quick Reference Guide - Sampling for Lead in Drinking Water in Schools - 3 page instruction guide.

Garden State Labs is certified for lead in drinking water analysis.

The analytical cost for Lead Analysis is dependent on the requested turnaround time.

Don't hesitate e-mail or call 800-273-8901 today and let us help you with this endeavor.



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