WATER DISASTERS – Lead Poison – Flow Beyond State Advisory Levels at Public Schools
Watch Video on How to Test – Montpelier, VT: 1.09.2018 – The State of Vermont Health Summary of Lead in Drinking Water Results for Ludlow Elementary School Okemo Valley indicates lead levels at twice the State Advisory rate for running water in the school’s kitchen sink, and 3 times the rate in water running from the locker room fountain. Chart below:
1. The Environmental Protection Agency’s action level for lead in public drinking water is
15 parts per billion (ppb). The Vermont Health Advisory for lead in drinking water is 1
2. A first draw sample collects the first water to come out of the tap after a period of
inactivity, typically 8-18 hours. A high first draw result may indicate that faucets and
fixtures are the likely source of lead.
3. A flush sample is taken after running cold water for 30 seconds, which tests water
further upstream in the plumbing. A high flush result may indicate that plumbing is the
likely source of lead.
Brattleboro, VT: 1.09.2018 – The State of Vermont Health Summary of Lead in Drinking Water Results for Academy School indicates lead levels at 3 times the Federal EPA rate for first draw water in the school fountain 127. Chart below:
Castleton, VT: 1.09.2018 – The State of Vermont Health Summary of Lead in Drinking:
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