LCRA Environmental Laboratory Services

A NELAP laboratory providing quality testing to safeguard public health and ensure regulatory compliance.

While there are no federal or state regulations that require drinking water testing at schools and childcare facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency has recently published guidance (as part of the EPA Lead and Copper Rule) for voluntary testing of lead in public water supplies that are used for drinking in schools and childcare facilities. The testing is expected to become a requirement in 2024. The EPA’s resource documents include information for school officials on training, testing and taking action to satisfy the proposed rule prior to it being published in the Federal Register.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is providing free resources and administrative assistance to help facilities navigate the program.

LCRA Environmental Laboratory Services can provide sampling plans and services, analysis of collected samples, and a final report that demonstrates voluntary compliance to state agencies and other interested stakeholders.

To learn more about the program and sampling requirements, contact LCRA ELS through our Request a Service form.