Lead Testing in Schools
On January 2018, Assembly Bill (AB) 746 became effective statewide. It requires all public schools constructed before January 1, 2010, serving grades K-12, preschools, and child care facilities located on public school property to test for soluble (dissolved) lead in their drinking water fixtures on or before January 1, 2019. State and Federal standards are that lead levels may not exceed Action Level (AL) of 15 parts per billion (ppb).
East Valley Water District assisted schools within its service area to sample water fixtures, faucets and drinking fountains. These tests help measure the amount of lead levels present in the water after it has traveled through the school’s plumbing system.
*East Valley Water District completes separate water quality sampling for the water system as a whole, with recent results showing non-detect levels.
To learn more about lead sampling in public schools, please visit the California Water Boards website.
School District Results
AB 746 requires school districts to post sampling results on their website. Schools received sampling results within 10 business days from receipt of lab results for samples under the action level. Any water fixtures exceeding lead levels of 15 parts per billion (ppb) were notified within 48 hours from lab results.
For sampling results, visit your school District website:
The State testing deadline is January 1, 2019. Some results may not be available yet.
Lead Sampling Facts
• Samples were analyzed for soluble lead present in the water after it has traveled through faucets, fixtures and associated plumbing.
• Exceeding lead levels can be caused by type of fixture, production materials and the plumbing system.
• School sample results do not necessarily reflect your home’s lead levels.
Questions About the Lead Sampling Process?
Please contact East Valley Water District’s Water Quality Department at (909) 806-4222.