Lead in Water

Note that the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has set a testing deadline of May 1, 2019. Be sure to explore these resources soon so you feel prepared to begin testing at your facility.

These letter templates will help you communicate with parents, staff, and DCFS about your lead in water test results and follow up actions.

1. Template Letter Notifying Parents that Your Facility will Test its Drinking Water for Lead | En Español
This is a template to help you write a letter that informs parents and guardians that you will be testing the drinking water at your facility for lead. This is the first letter you will send.

2. Template Letter for Communicating your Test Results if-Below-2.01 | En Español
This is a template to help you write a letter that informs parents and guardians of the results of your lead in water test. Use this version if all your test results were BELOW 2.01 ppb.

3. Template Letter for Communicating your Test Results if Above-2.01 | En Español
This is a template to help you write a letter that informs parents and guardians of your lead in water test results and the action/s you are taking (or plan to take) to reduce the risk of exposure to lead in drinking water. Use this version if any of your samples came back at 2.01 ppb or greater.

4. Template Letter for Communicating your Follow Up Test Results | En Español
This is a template to help you write a letter that informs parents and guardians of your follow up test results after implementing long-term mitigation actions. You will send if any of your initial lead in water tests reveal lead levels at 2.01 ppb or greater.

5. Template Letter for Communicating your Mitigation Plan | En Español
This is a template to help you write a letter that informs parents and guardians of your long term mitigation plans. Use this version if any of your samples came back at 2.01 ppb or greater.

Lead in Water Resource Program

(Presione aquí para información sobre el programa en Español)

Elevate Energy is proud to offer the following free resources to eligible providers in the City of Chicago:

• Reimbursement for lead in drinking water testing costs (up to $150)
• Free water pitcher certified to reduce lead in drinking water
• Free faucet mount filter certified to reduce lead in drinking water

Click here to apply!

Read the Lead in Water Resource Program Infosheet to see if you qualify for these resources.

Additional Resources:

• How to Test Your Water Instructional Video English | Spanish
IEPA Approved Laboratories and Fact Sheet
USEPA’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water Toolkit
• Water Sampling Do’s and Don’ts English | Spanish
• FAQ sheet lead in water rules English | Spanish
• Basic Lead Overview Factsheet English | Spanish
• Do Not Drink Sign English | Spanish

To keep in touch about upcoming in person trainings, new materials, and funding resources contact advocacy@actforchildren.org