Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water is a National Priority
The 2015 crisis in Flint, Michigan, made headlines regarding the dangers of toxic levels of lead in school drinking water. This issue has become a national priority, and recently proposed legislation in Pennsylvania (PA HB930) would require all schools to perform annual lead testing of all outlets used for drinking and cooking.
Voluntary State programs have fallen short in terms of adequate testing for lead in school drinking water, and technical guidance for proper planning and implementation of water testing programs is lacking.
Terraphase Engineering, Inc. (Terraphase) is at the forefront of this national crisis and has been supporting the School District of Philadelphia and water purveyors since 2017 with its testing program. Our services range from sampling and testing to program development, including database management and public outreach.