Primrose School at Gray Eagle recently participated in a voluntary State program to test our schools' drinking water for lead. This program was offered to all Indiana schools and child care facilities, and it specifically tests water fixtures that provide drinking or cooking water to students. There was no concern with water quality but it was a program presented/offered by the State that seemed worthwhile to participate in.
In our school, we tested all fixtures used for consumption or food prep and no fixtures presented lead levels that exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s “action level” of 15 parts per billion (ppb).
The EPAs action level of 15 ppb is not a measure of health effects, but serves as a signal to the school/child care facility to take steps to reduce lead in the water - given our results, and as expected, we have no concern or need for remediation measures for any of our fixtures.
Our testing results and more information about the program & findings can be located at https://www.in.gov/ifa/lead-sampling-program/. (results updated quarterly)
As always our priority is the health safety and your children in our care, thank you for your continued trust! Let us know of any questions at all.