Water Quality Testing for Lead Results
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Crete-Monee School District 201- U is committed to protecting student, teacher and staff health. High levels of lead in drinking water can cause health problems, however, lead cannot be absorbed through the skin. To protect our students and staff, and in accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), we recently tested our schools' drinking water for lead. The Lead in Drinking Water Testing Bill (LDWTB) requires elementary school buildings constructed prior to January 1, 2000, serving 5th grade and below to test the following sources:
- Drinking fountain and drinking sources in buildings
- Classroom sinks in classrooms under 1st grade (kindergarten and Pre-K)
Although there is no safe level of lead in drinking water, the IDPH requires that if lead
is found at levels above 20.0 parts per billion (ppb) a Mitigation Plan is enacted.
We are encouraged that in analyzing the data, we have identified the sources and created a solid Mitigation Plan to provide safe, clean drinking water in our schools.
View the District’s Water Quality Mitigation Plan below:
2017-18 Water Quality Mitigation Plan
- Classroom sinks that exceed 5 parts per billion (ppb) will be taken out of service and will be labeled “Out of Service, Do Not Use.”
- Water fountains that exceed 5 parts per billion (ppb) will be taken out of service and labeled “Out of Service, Do Not Use” and replaced with free-standing water coolers.
- The district will enhance its Water Quality Management Plan as follows:
- Evaluate if classroom sinks are needed
- Flush the system after long periods of infrequent use
- Perform annual testing for lead in all district schools
- Purchased lead meter for in-house monitoring