SB 1622 (McPike) Child day programs; potable water; lead testing
Requires licensed child day programs and certain other programs that serve preschool-age children 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 VDH's Office of Drinking Water. The bill requires such plan and the results of each such test to be submitted to the Commissioner of Social Services and the Department of Health's Office of Drinking Water. The bill stipulates that if the result of any such test indicates a level of lead in the potable water that is at or above 15 parts per billion, the program shall remediate the level of lead in the potable water to below 15 parts per billion and confirm such remediation by retesting the water at two consecutive six-month intervals and submitting the results of the retests to the Commissioner of Social Services and the Department of Health's Office of Drinking Water. The bill also provides such programs the option of using bottled water in lieu of testing or remediation.
Referred to Rehabilitation and Social Services