Website shows lead testing at schools, childcare centers
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has launched a website that shows the results of lead testing in water at the state's schools and child care facilities.
The testing is being done at approximately 440 schools and more than 1,200 child care facilities.
It's required under a new law in which schools and child care centers also must make fixes or take outlets, such as drinking fountains, out of service if the results show lead above 4 parts per billion.
Officials said Wednesday that the fixes, such as replacing fixtures, are relatively inexpensive. The state is covering the cost of the testing and up to a certain amount of the remediation.
Nearly 300 child care facilities and five schools have been tested.
The website shows the test results at institutions and if action has been taken.