On January 17, 2017, the State of California’s Division of Drinking Water (DDW) announced a new program for lead testing in schools, encouraging all schools throughout the state to work with their local water providers to sample for the presence of lead in the drinking water at their school facilities.

Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) looks forward to working with the schools in our service areas on this important initiative. Please click here for additional information on the DDW program.

Upon written request from school officials, Golden State Water’s experienced Water Quality team will provide free testing services and communicate the sampling results to the schools.

Schools interested in having their water tested through this program are asked to submit a written request (click here) to Golden State Water’s Water Quality Department at waterquality@gswater.com. Or, contact us by phone at 800.999.4033.

Exposure to lead can pose serious health risks to children, particularly those five years of age and younger. Lead is not a common element in drinking water when it is distributed from the water treatment plant to customers; however, lead can enter water after coming into prolonged contact with a building’s lead-based pipes and plumbing fixtures.

Golden State Water has been serving reliable drinking water to Californians for more than 85 years and is committed to providing exceptional water service that meets all state and federal drinking water standards.

We will continue to update this page regularly, please check back for additional updates and information.

Helpful Links:
State Water Resources Control Board (School Lead Testing Info)

FAQ About DDW’s School Lead Testing Program

Drinking Water For Schools Grant Program: The Drinking Water For Schools Grant Program is a new grant program to provide $9.5 million in funding to improve access to, and the quality of, drinking water in public schools pursuant to Senate Bill 828.