Utility offers lead testing to protect Downey area schools
Voluntary testing intended to identify, intercept potential problems with school plumbing DOWNEY – Liberty Utilities Park Water Utilities will begin offering professional testing to support schools within its service area as part of a new state
Voluntary testing intended to identify, intercept potential problems with school plumbing
DOWNEY – Liberty Utilities Park Water Utilities will begin offering professional testing to support schools within its service area as part of a new state program to further protect drinking water by monitoring campus infrastructure for signs of lead contamination.
The new monitoring effort is part of a statewide program authorized by the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water, which allows schools to request testing of water samples taken at locations such as drinking fountains, cafeterias, and kitchen areas. Testing will be performed at no cost to the schools by Liberty Utilities experts.
“We look forward to working closely with our schools on this important project,” said Liberty Utilities California President Jeanne-Marie Bruno. “Liberty Utilities water has been tested system-wide and has been determined to be lead-free. Testing at school sites is an extra safety step that will determine whether aging pipes and fixtures on campus are a potential source of lead and need to be repaired or replaced.”
Liberty Utilities’ water quality team conducts hundreds of lab tests annually on water samples throughout the service area to ensure the drinking water supply meets all state and federal standards. The new state program extends testing activity from households to include schools upon request.
Schools interested in participating in this program should complete the request form provided on Liberty Utilities’ by clicking on the company website