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Get the Lead Out

Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act (2022)

In 2022, Missouri Legislation took a step forward to reduce lead exposure in Missouri children by passing the Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water Act (Section 160.077, RSMo).  This Act sets a new standard in Missouri for lead concentrations in school drinking water which is lower than the lead action level set nationally by the Environmental Protection Agency for public water systems. The Act requires schools to conduct inventory, sampling, remediation, and monitoring at all potable drinking water outlets used or potentially be used for drinking, food preparation, and cooking or cleaning utensils in a school building.  

Useful webpages:
Official statute language -

Federal statute referenced in subsection 4.(6) -

EPA’s 3 T’s program for testing school’s water for lead (does not reflect Missouri requirements

or standards) -

Information about lead in plumbing products -

List of DNR Certified chemistry labs for testing lead in water -
Funding currently available for facilities serving children under the age of six -