On Oct. 13, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed
legislation (AB 746) making lead testing mandatory for California
schools beginning in 2018. Golden State Water has worked closely
with schools in our service areas to complete this important
Throughout 2017-19, Golden State Water has been working
collaboratively with schools in our service areas that have
elected to proactively sample for the presence of lead in the
drinking water at their facilities. This school lead testing is
aligned with the State
of California’s Division of Drinking Water
(DDW) initiative encouraging all schools throughout
the state to work with their local water providers to test the
drinking water served to students and staff for compliance with
state and federal lead standards.
Upon written request from school officials, Golden State Water’s
experienced Water Quality team provides free testing services and
communicates the sampling results to the schools. View the
test results for schools that have participated in the
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 90 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.