Ensuring Water Quality in Schools and Child Care Facilities

When a building such as a school has been vacant over a period of time, even a long weekend,
water sits in the plumbing of the building and water fountains. The longer the water is stagnant in
the lines, the greater the chance of a decrease in water quality. If lead materials are present in
the building plumbing, higher levels of lead can result from the stagnation.

Lead in Drinking Water at Schools

On behalf of the Northern Kentucky Water District and the Kentucky Division of Water, we
would like to share some important information regarding the risk of lead in school water
supplies after an extended closure.

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Ensuring Drinking Water Quality in Schools During and After Extended Closures

The purpose of this factsheet is to 1) provide guidance to schools on maintaining drinking water quality during extended closures, and 2) recommend start-up procedures when reopening to ensure that drinking water is safe for consumption.

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Ensuring Drinking Water Quality in Child Care Facilities During and After Extended Closures

The purpose of this factsheet is to: 1) provide guidance to child care facilities on maintaining drinking water quality during extended closures, and 2) recommend start-up procedures when reopening to ensure that drinking water is safe for consumption.

 

View the PDF here.