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
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
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
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>

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.

Additional Resources:

How to Test Your Water Instructional Video
IEPA Approved Laboratories and Fact Sheet
USEPA’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water Toolkit
Water Sampling Do’s and Don’ts English | Sampling Do’s and Don’ts Spanish
• FAQ sheet lead in water rules English | Spanish
• Basic Lead Overview Factsheet English | Spanish

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