Reducing Lead in Drinking Water: A Technical Guidance for Minnesota's School and Child Care Facilities

This guidance is designed to assist Minnesota's schools and non-residential childcare centers (hereinafter "schools") in minimizing the consumption of lead in drinking water by students and staff. It is the hope of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) that school administrators will review the guidance and implement the suggested activities to reduce levels of lead in their drinking water. MDH is charged with the implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federal drinking water requirements for public water supplies (PWS) throughout Minnesota. PWSs are required by rule to provide water that meets federal requirements. Due to the potential adverse health effects of lead, MDH has developed this guidance to aid in the prevention and treatment of lead in drinking water at schools that may not fall under the monitoring framework set up in the federal rule.
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