Schools & Child Care Facilities

3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities

EPA’s 3Ts was developed to assist schools with lead in drinking water prevention programs. It is intended for use by school officials responsible for the maintenance and/or safety of school’s drinking water. The document introduces the 3Ts for reducing lead in drinking water which includes:

  • Training  school officials to raise awareness of the potential occurrences, causes, and health effects of lead in drinking water.
  • Testing  drinking water in schools to identify potential problems and take corrective actions as necessary.
  • Telling  students, parents, staff, and the larger community about monitoring programs, potential risks, the results of testing, and remediation actions.

Should I conduct testing in My Facility?

3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools: Technical Guidance (104 pp, 3 MB, October 2006, EPA 816-B-05-008)

3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Child Care Facilities: Revised Guidance (16pp, 483 K, EPA-816-R-05-001, December 2005)

Additional 3Ts documents

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3Ts for Public Water Systems:

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