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 worked 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
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 provided free testing
services and communicated the sampling results to the
schools. View the test results for schools that
have participated in the program.
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 email@example.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 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.
State Water Resources Control Board (School Lead Testing
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.