Lead in Drinking Water Plan

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    Program review and changes are documented below. Documented reviews indicate that the plan continues to meet the needs of the District, or has been modified to do so more effectively.

     

     Date  Updates/Notes  Reviewer
    5/15/18 Added Appendix D – Testing Schedule (spot to put schedule)
    Added Appendix E – Mitigation (spot to put changes/actions)
    Added Appendix F – Communication (spot to put notices and other
    relevant information)
    Scott George
    Wayne Warzecha
     5/17/18 Removed section regarding prioritization of testing as this is not
    relevant, as all will be tested at the same time.
    Mike Machacek
    Josh Baumann
     6/4/18 Appendix B - Added buildings with locations and type of fixture
    Appendix C - Added 2008_2013 Testing Results
    Appendix D - Added Testing Schedule
    Appendix E - Mitigation - Added 2013 Overall Comments
    Appendix F - Notice revision to include contacting Mike Machacek
    Mike Machacek
    Josh Baumann
         
         

     

    Introduction

    This plan is designed to help St. Cloud School District comply with the requirement of the Minnesota statues.121A.335 Lead in School Drinking Water MN Department of Education with regard to protecting the health and safety of students and staff.

    This written plan was developed using the Reducing Lead in Drinking Water A Technical Guidance and Model Plan for Minnesota’s Public Schools (See Appendix A) published by the Minnesota Department of Health.

     

    Sampling Program Development

    The St. Cloud School District will complete a survey of all water sources at its facilities to determine those that may be used for consumption for staff or students.

    Determining Sampling Protocol

    Inventory drinking water taps used for consumption (i.e., drinking water and food preparation):
    A drinking water faucet or tap is the point of access for people to obtain water for drinking or food preparation.
    A faucet/tap can be a fixture, faucet, drinking fountain or water cooler. Drinking water taps typically do not
    include bathroom taps, hose bibbs, laboratory faucets/sinks or custodial closet sinks; these should be clearly
    marked not for drinking.

    • Taps used for human consumption should only be cold water taps.
    • Hot water taps should never be used to obtain water for drinking water or food preparation.

    Check all drinking fountains to ensure EPA has not identified them as having a lead lined tank under the LCCA.

    This list can be found at: Lead in Drinking Water Coolers

    • If a drinking fountain within the school is found on this list, it should be removed from use immediately.

    Determine a schedule for sampling:

    All taps used for drinking water or food preparation will be tested at a minimum of once every five years.

    Analysis by an Accredited Laboratory:

    Laboratory analysis typically involves a school district or consultant contracting with an accredited lab to obtain sample bottles. The laboratory will send instructions for sampling, sample bottles, and a chain-of-custody form to document time and date collected, collector name, and sample location.

     

    Conduct First Draw Sampling

    Once the sampling protocol has been set, water sampling must be conducted according to the established schedule and priority. Water from taps used for drinking or food preparation must be tested for lead using “first draw” samples. First draw means that the samples are collected before the fixture is used or flushed during the day. Use only cold water for collecting lead samples. It is necessary to consider the order in which tap samples are collected to avoid the potential of accidentally flushing a tap. Always start at taps closest to where the water enters the building.

    Sample site preparation and sample collection must be performed consistent with the following conditions:

    • Note that it may be necessary to collect samples over a number of days to ensure only first draw samples
      were collected;
    • The day before sampling - normal usage of the sampling tap should occur;
    • The night before sampling - secure the fixture from being used (e.g., hang a “Do Not Use” sign);
    • Do not use sampling taps for a minimum of six hours. MDH recommends not exceeding 18 hours;
    • Do not remove aerators or attachments;
    • Collect the first draw sample using a 250 mL bottle. Be sure to start sampling at taps closest to where the water enters the building so that no accidental flushing occurs; Complete all scheduled sampling for that sampling period; and
    • Have samples analyzed by sending to a laboratory Be sure to follow all instructions from the lab.
    • Schools with active flushing programs or considering a flushing program may also want to collect a flushed sample in order to verify flushing effectiveness.

     

    Communicate Results:

    St. Cloud School District shall:

    • Notify parents/staff of the availability of the sampling results and provide the name of the designated contact to answer any questions.
    • Make the results of the testing available to the public for review.
    • Share specific activities used to correct/address any lead concerns.

     

    Appendix A. Reducing Lead in Drinking Water A Technical Guidance and Model Plan for Minnesota’s Public Schools

    Appendix B. Water Tap Location

    Appendix C. Sample Results

    Appendix D. Testing Schedule

    Appendix E. Mitigation

    Appendix F. Communication