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Drinking Water Requirements for States and Public Water Systems

Training, Testing, Telling (3Ts) Full Toolkit

Call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or go through the National Service Center for Environmental Publications.

These documents fall under the three Ts: training, testing, and telling.

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  • Introduction to the 3Ts (PDF)(2 pp, 629 K)
    In launching the 3Ts campaign, EPA’s objective is to provide school officials and child care facility operators with the tools they need to understand and address lead in drinking water in their local communities
  • Fact Sheet (PDF)(3 pp, 652 K)
    EPA is reaching out to schools and child care centers across the country because there are a number of factors which may result in children’s exposure to lead in these facilities
  • Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)(4 pp, 215 K)
    Frequently Asked Questions about Lead Exposure: the Risks and Remedies
  • List of Resources (PDF)(2 pp, 629 K)
    National Resources and Information about reducing Lead Exposure
  • How to Collect a Sample (PDF)(2 pp, 72 K)
    Instructions on how to collect an initial (first draw) water sample
  • How to Organize a Workshop or Open House (PDF)(10 pp, 236 K)
    Agenda and Discussion Guidelines for Organizing a Lead in Drinking Water Workshop or Open House
  • How to Set up An Information Center (PDF)(4 pp, 642 K)
    An onsite Lead in Drinking Water information display serves as a very visible sign that your school or child care center is taking the initiative on this issue. Furthermore, it does not have to be elaborate to be effective. Your display can range from a simple bulletin board or table in the main office where pamphlets are available, to a professional-style kiosk and even a manned information center. Select the option that works best for your facility based on available time and resources
  • Issue and Crisis Management (PDF)(4 pp, 211 K)
    At the heart of an effective issue/crisis management plan is preparation and coordination to deliver information swiftly, professionally and consistently. Preventing issues from escalating into crises demands a proactive approach designed to shape public opinion, defuse flashpoints, and counter any actual or potentially negative, misleading or misinformed word-of-mouth and/or media coverage