Missouri Public School Lead (Pb) Program

The Situation

In August of 2022, the Missouri Legislature adopted the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act (see link below). As the statute states, beginning in the 2023-24 school year and for each subsequent school year, each school shall provide drinking water with a lead concentration level below five parts per billion in sufficient amounts to meet the drinking water needs of all students and staff. The general requirements dictate that, on or before January 1, 2024, each school shall:

 (a)  Conduct an inventory of all drinking water outlets and all outlets that are used for dispensing water for cooking or for cleaning cooking and eating utensils in each of the school's buildings;
(b)  Develop a plan for testing each outlet inventoried under paragraph (a) of this subdivision and make such plan available to the public; and
 (c)  Upon request, provide general information on the health effects of lead contamination and additional informational resources for employees and parents of children at each school.

The statute contains additional requirements and the results of initial investigations may necessitate further action.

Our Services

Our team at Inovatia is prepared to help you devise and execute a plan to stay ahead of the compliance curve by offering a complete suite of services:

  • Initial Facility Assessments
  • Sample Collection Planning
  • Testing Services

To learn more or request a quote contact us through any of the means listed in the lefthand column of this page.

Additional Resources