Frequent Questions

Does the Lead Contamination Control Act (LCCA) require schools to test drinking water for lead?

No. The LCCA directed EPA to publish guidance to assist schools, local education agencies and day care centers in discovering the levels of lead contamination in drinking-water coolers and taking actions to reduce contamination. The LCCA requires the identification of water coolers that are not lead-free, the repair or removal of water coolers with lead-lined tanks, a ban on the manufacture and sale of water coolers that are not lead free, the identification and resolution of lead problems in schools' drinking water, and the authorization of additional funds for lead screening programs for children.
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