Lead in Drinking Water
Terraphase provides clients with drinking water testing, consulting services, and compliance support under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Lead & Copper Rule and also with full turnkey water quality assessments to determine if water systems meet their respective Federal and State-specific primary and secondary MCLs.
Terraphase staff have direct experience in sampling drinking water systems in schools for lead. Our staff have conducted numerous environmental compliance investigations that include the collection of routine water quality assessments.
In California, Terraphase has been a leader in supporting water purveyors and school districts for the testing of lead in drinking water on school property. Our team currently supports water districts with lead in drinking water sampling for schools under SWRCB-DDW Permit Amendments CA HSC Sec. 116277/Assembly Bill (AB) 746. We have supported numerous private schools and over 30 public school districts under this lead in schools drinking water state program. Since the fall of 2017, Terraphase has sampled over 500 schools and obtained over 2,600 water samples under this state program. Terraphase is also assisting school districts on the east coast with lead in drinking water testing in school drinking fountains.
Terraphase has developed a web‐based smart tablet data collection format so that all paperwork, photos, and signatures gathered in the field are available on a cloud-based database. Our cloud-based approach to data collection and management provides our clients with real-time project tracking and provides an economical solution for water sampling that is scalable to any size school, water district, or water service area.
Based upon our previous experience when sampling for lead and copper in private water systems and schools, we know that communication of the sample event in a “simple, detailed, non-alarming” manner is critical when explaining to site personnel the water sampling program and actions planned to be advanced within their workplace and building, and most importantly, the water they are consuming.