Going Beyond Regulatory Compliance for Lead Testing in Water
September 27, 2022
This report serves as a primer for state and territorial health agencies (S/THAs) seeking to assess the public health impacts of lead exposure in drinking water. It also offers a public health perspective on current protocols for testing lead in drinking water. Although this report focuses on sampling protocols for lead in residential facilities, EPA has additional resources that can be helpful when testing for lead in schools. Through engaging in both diagnostic and regulatory sampling, S/THAs can better understand the comprehensive lead risks to a household or those served by schools, daycares, and other facilities.