Proactive Water Testing at Fullerton Elementary Schools
Why Are School Sites Being Tested for Lead?
Last October, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 746 which requires Water Districts to test school water for lead at schools built before January 1, 2010. These tests must be completed at all of our sites by January 1, 2019. Fullerton School District has no reason to believe our water contains lead and will be testing all of sites during the months of January and February, 2018. According to the new law, local school staff must notify parents and guardians if lead levels exceed the recommended level. Staff must also immediately shut down all fountains and faucets where excess lead levels are present.
Fullerton Water is Safe
City of Fullerton Water Division’s top priority is to provide safe and reliable drinking water to our customers. As part of their commitment to quality, the City of Fullerton complies with and exceeds all State and Federal standards for drinking water by performing extensive water quality samples and testing throughout the City’s source water and distribution system. Fullerton Water has no record of lead service lines within its water distribution system.
More information on the new California school lead testing program, which is being administered by the California Division of Drinking Water, can be found here: