EPA is hosting a webinar to discuss the 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools. The 3Ts represent Training, Testing, and Telling. This webinar will provide a background on lead in drinking water, suggested steps for sampling at schools, discuss appropriate remediation measures, and the important aspects of an effective communication strategy.
DATE: December 7
TIME: 3:00-4:30PM (eastern)
This webinar is open to primacy agencies, tribes, water systems, technical assistance providers, academia, and those seeking information about EPA’s 3Ts and implementing a lead testing program for school drinking water. You are strongly encouraged to reach out to schools and school districts to encourage their participation as well. You may wish to include the information below in your invitations.
Lead is a toxic metal that is harmful to human health. Since children are particularly vulnerable to lead exposure and they spend a significant portion of their day in schools, testing drinking water in schools and reducing lead levels is extremely important. The3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools was developed using a training, testing, telling approach, to assist schools in implementing a voluntary lead testing program.
This link https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/3ts-reducing-lead-drinking-water-schools-and-child-care-facilities will take you to the 3Ts Toolkit for Schools. The following link will take you to the full 3Ts Toolkit https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/training-testing-telling-3ts-full-toolkit.