• Testing for lead in the water 

    District buildings were evaluated for lead in water content, in March 2018, by collecting first draw samples at each primary drinking water access source. The sampling included all functioning drinking fountains, and/or cold water taps in the kitchen, classrooms, health service areas, or other cold water taps which could reasonably function as a primary source of drinking water. 


    The Lead Contamination Control Act of 1988 requires that each state establish a program to reduce lead contamination in drinking water sources and assist local education agencies in testing for lead contamination from known sources of lead in schools. In 1989, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended that remediation action be taken to limit exposure or reduce lead in water whenever lead levels exceed 20 parts per billion (ppb). This "Action Level" remains as the upper limit threshold for school drinking water. It is recommended to sample every 5 years. 


    2018 Results: 1,981 sites were sampled, 79 fixtures were above the 20 ppb action level 


    2018 Actions: The 79 fixtures that were above the action level were either replaced or were removed from service. 


    Review the district Management Plan for Lead in the Water.


    For detailed test results, contact Curt Maki, building and grounds coordinator, at curt.maki@ahschools.us or 763-506-1225.