IN THE NEWS: More than 640 Ontario schools and daycares failed lead tests in the past two years
Ontario is recognized as a North American leader for ensuring kids have safe water to drink but some schools have been found to have lead concentrations in water higher than the province’s threshold. READ MORE.
Get Started with Testing Your Drinking Water for Lead Today!
Recent changes to Ontario Regulation 243/07 came into effect July 1, 2017. By law, if you own or operate a school, private school or child care centre you must sample your water to test for lead. The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 µg/L (10 micrograms per Litre) per litre.
Timelines to be aware of
After the amendments to O. Reg. 243/07 in 2017, school boards, private schools and licensed daycares need to determine a sampling plan considering:
- total number of fixtures
- eligible fixtures
- proximity of fixtures
- individual fixture identification
How can we help?
- We can provide information to help you understand the new regulations, step-by-step guide for DIY collection of samples, and the requirements for results reporting.
- We specialize in lead testing for O. Reg. 243/07 and fully understand all the new requirements to ensure you are compliant
- Our experienced staff can assist with fixture identification and inventory, collection maps, proper collection and transportation procedures for samples, and understanding your results report.
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