3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water Toolkit
EPA's 3Ts - Training, Testing, and Taking Action - provides tools for schools, child care facilities, states, and water systems to implement voluntary lead in drinking water testing programs.
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- State School and Child Care Facility Lead Testing Programs
State Programs for Schools and Child Care Facilities
EPA has published a map of state drinking water testing in schools and/or child care facilities programs.
- EPA Lead in Drinking Water Information
EPA Drinking Water Information
3Ts Links and Materials
- State Map and direct links to state programs and resources
- The full 3Ts toolkit
- Resources regarding the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the National Act grant program for schools and child care facilities
Lead in Drinking Water Resources
- Get basic information about lead in drinking water
- EPA’s infographic on lead in drinking water
- View your water utilities Annual Water Report, also known as a Consumer Confidence Report
- EPA’s lead homepage to learn more about lead from different sources (i.e., paint, air, dust, soil)
3Ts Memorandum of Understanding
The EPA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote voluntary efforts to reduce children's lead exposure while at school with:
The MOU represents an unprecedented partnership to focus attention on testing for lead in drinking water for schools and child care facilities between:
- The Department of Education,
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
- American Water Works Association,
- Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies,
- National Association of Water Companies,
- National Rural Water Association, and
- The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators.
The signatories have agreed to encourage schools and child care facilities to take action. Actions include testing drinking water for lead; disseminating results; and taking appropriate and necessary steps to correct problems. The signatories also agree to encourage PWSs to assist schools and child care facilities in understanding and reducing lead exposure from drinking water.
- Additional Resources
Additional School and Student Resources