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Lead in Drinking Water

Schools and Child Care Facilities

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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.

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

The USEPA's 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water Toolkit, October 2018.

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

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

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