Lead Testing

The Maintenance Department's office is responsible for maintaining drinking water devices at all of our facilities and ensuring the water supplied from those devices meet federal and state standards. In accordance with the recently passed regulations from the state of Virginia, this office will implement a comprehensive lead testing program which will meet the requirement of the regulations. Our Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the execution of this program. This program will test the primary drinking water devices at all King George County School sites. Initially, we will test schools that were constructed before 1986 and then begin working on testing the remaining school buildings. The primary purpose of testing each water device is to ensure that each device is supplying water that is below the 15 parts per billion (ppb) action level. Any device with a sample result greater than 15 ppb will initiate a Corrective Action Plan to reduce the concentrations below the action level of 15 ppb. The action plan include the following steps:

  • Replacing Contaminated Water Devices
  • Replacing Water Piping
  • Shut Down of Water Device

King George County Schools has developed a rotating schedule for testing to comply with the recently adopted Virginia Regulation.

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