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Missouri Get the Lead Out

In 2022, the Missouri legislature passed the Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water Act (RSMo 160.077), which sets standards for lead concentrations in school drinking water. The law requires schools to conduct inventory, sampling, remediation, and monitoring at all potable drinking water outlets used or potentially used for drinking, food preparation, cooking, or cleaning utensils. The deadline under the law is August 2024.

The Biome School has begun the process of testing each possible drinking and food preparation source in our schools and buildings. Samples will be tested to determine if the lead concentration in the water is above the required action level of five parts per billion (5 ppb), which is equal to 5 milligrams per liter. The 5 ppb level required by the state is below the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recommended action level of 15 ppb.

The results of these tests will be posted per guidelines as recommended by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Guidelines.


Lead in Your Drinking Water

Get the Lead Out of Schools FAQ