Protect Your Tap Resources for State and Municipal Governments
This toolkit is intended for use by state and municipal government officials such as water superintendents, public health officers, and building inspectors to help residents learn more about lead in drinking water. Protect Your Tap: a Quick Check for Lead is a step-by-step guide for residents to learn where their drinking water comes from, check the pipes that bring water into their homes, reduce exposure to lead, and find resources about certified laboratories to get drinking water tested for lead.
Below is a list of materials you can customize to develop your own outreach for Protect Your Tap: A Quick Check for Lead. These materials can be used together or individually.
One Page Brief
This resource can be used to get buy-in from within your organization.
There are a number of different banners to choose from. Select the one that best fits your web page and don't forget to create a hyperlink to www.epa.gov/protectyourtap . The .psd file can be edited by anyone familiar with Photoshop (font is Myriad Pro).
This is a short email with a link to Protect Your Tap: A Quick Check for Lead and space to add your organization’s contact information.
This piece can be used in a newsletter or adapted for a blog.
This piece can be used in a public education/outreach campaign.
This 8.5 x 5.5" card includes information about Protect Your Tap as well as reducing lead exposure.
This card directs people to the Protect Your Tap: A Quick Check for Lead webpage.
Slide Deck (to be developed)
This Powerpoint slide deck can be used for live presentations or webinars.