Clean Water In Schools
CLEAN DRINKING WATER IN SCHOOLS
In accordance with Colorado House Bill 22-1358, all licensed childcare programs and public schools are required to test their drinking water for lead and take appropriate action if the results show lead levels at or above 5 parts per billion (ppb). The aim of this law is to reduce children's exposure to lead.
D11 has conducted lead testing on all water fixtures used for drinking and cooking in all of its schools to comply with these regulations. We will keep this page updated as we receive the test results.
Lead is a poisonous metal that poses a significant danger to young kids. The level of risk depends on the amount of lead the child comes into contact with from all sources such as air, soil, dust, food, paint, consumer products, and water. Usually, old lead plumbing or corroded brass fixtures can increase the levels of lead in drinking water. If you're worried about your child's exposure, it's advisable to have their blood tested. Please reach out to your healthcare provider to find out more about getting your child's blood tested for lead.
For more information please visit: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/lead-testing
For more information on lead: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/lead
For Colorado lead testing requirements in drinking water: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/environment/lead-safety/test-and-fix-water-for-kids
For U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) general information on lead: www.epa.gov/lead
To check the detailed sample results and remediation status, please follow this link. Please note that it may take up to 3 days for the results to be displayed on the webpage. The safety and well-being of the children in Colorado is our top priority, and we will keep you updated on the progress. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our facilities and the measures taken, kindly reach out to Jennifer Hotaling at Jennifer.Hotaling@d11.org.
Schools and childcare facilities with lead levels in drinking water exceeding 5 parts per billion (ppb) must take immediate action to minimize exposure to lead. For fixtures with lead levels at or above 5 ppb, the fixture will be turned off while a long-term solution is being sought. This solution may include removing the fixture permanently from service, designating a fixture as "not for drinking," replacing drinking water faucets or fountains or installing filters. For fixtures with lead levels below 5 ppb, we will continue to employ routine practices to further reduce potential exposure.