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SB 1359 (McPike) Local school boards; school buildings; potable water; lead testing

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Posted on: 02/08/2017

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Dave Morris
Email: dave137@cox.net


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SB 1359 (McPike) Local school boards; school buildings; potable water; lead testing. Requires each local school board to develop and implement a plan to test potable water from sources identified by the U.S. EPA as high priority as often as is required of the supplying public water system by the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Drinking Water, giving priority in such testing plan to schools whose school building was constructed, in whole or in part, before 1986. Requires such plan and the results of each such test to be posted on the local school board's website and transmitted to and archived by the VDH’s Office of Drinking Water. Stipulates that if the result of any such test indicates a level of lead in the potable water that is at or above 20 parts per billion, the school board shall develop, implement, and post on its website a plan to remediate the level of lead in the potable water to below 20 parts per billion and confirm such remediation by retesting the water at two consecutive six-month intervals.  http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=171&typ=bil&val=sb1359

 

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