Lead Testing for Schools
In light of national events that have brought increased attention to the issue of water quality, Sacramento County Water Agency (SCWA) now test the Lead in schools per state and federal regulations as well as industry standards. This one-time program is available to schools within the Sacramento County Water Agency’s boundaries until November 1, 2019.
As part of this announcement, SCWA began testing water in our schools to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff in 2016. If you would like to have your school tested, school officials should email a request to SCWA at: SchoolWaterTest@saccounty.net.
For more information and assistance on lead testing in schools, please visit the State Water Board website: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/certlic/drinkingwater/leadsamplinginschools.shtml
SCWA staff will assist the school with a testing schedule based on criteria that includes the age of the school, age of the students (with priority given to schools with pre-K programs), presence of a kitchen (where meals are prepared), and presence of pipes that could need repairs or replacement.
Results of lead tests will be available through your school officials and not the Sacramento County Water Agency.
Resources for Parents
For more information on lead, please find link below to resources from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Number of Schools sampled for Lead since 2016 include:
|Water System||Number of Schools tested|
|Arden Park Vista||3|
|Laguna/Vineyard (includes Country Creek Estates and Grantline 99)||4|
Note: For an update, on which schools have been tested in the Mather/Sunrise water system, please visit the Folsom Cordova Unified School District Communication and Community Engagement website at: https://www.fcusd.org/Page/26630.