There’s lead in your
school’s water… now what?
Approximately half a million U.S. children ages 1-5 have blood lead levels above what is considered safe by the CDC.
Exposure to lead can seriously harm a child’s health, including damage to the brain and nervous system, slowed growth and development, learning and behavior problems, and hearing and speech problems. The severity of lead poisoning is only increased by the tasteless and odorless nature of the element. Fortunately, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease of young children. When identified, lead can be controlled and removed safely.
Drinking water is a recognized source of lead, as it can be contaminated from lead pipes, solder, brass fixtures, or valves. With Florida being home to nearly 3,600 public schools and 9,000 licensed childcare facilities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) recognized the need to enforce lead testing and remediation protocols for drinking water.(2)
Ashberry Water Conditioning offers the support needed to identify drinking water sources, monitor for elevated lead levels, and mitigate issues in a cost-effective way. We take a customized approach with each facility to provide testing recommendations and lead-eliminating filtration, optimized equipment performance, and reduced maintenance costs.