May 02, 2007

EPA Offers Tools to Keep Drinking Water Healthy in Schools

To coincide with National Healthy Schools Day on April 30, the EPA reminds communities to get involved with schools to ensure facilities are not putting children at risk.

A new, free DVD, "What Your School or Child Care Facility Should Know About Lead in Drinking Water" and a new document, "Water Quality Funding Sources for Schools — A Resource for K-12 and Child Care Facilities," are both available from EPA.

These materials explain how schools and child care facilities can test for lead in drinking water; report results to parents, students, staff, and other interested parties; and fund actions to address environmental issues in their facilities.

EPA has also developed the HealthySeat program, dedicated to preventing or resolving environmental issues in schools.