Lead in drinking water can be detrimental to the growing child in the day care or school environment. To protect Illinois children from possible exposure to lead in drinking water, Governor Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly of Illinois passed Public Act 99-0922 requiring schools and daycares to sample for lead contamination in water.
This Act requires the oldest school buildings, those built before January 1, 1987, to complete water testing by the end of 2017. Schools built between January 2, 1987 and January 1, 2000 must complete testing by the end of 2018.
St. Paul Lutheran School met requirements by having samples taken for five fixtures. No lead was detected in any of the five fixtures.
We want to assure you that safe water use at our facility for the children is of upmost important to us. If you would like more information on lead testing and safety, please contact Dr. Patricia Braun, CLEF School Nurse consultant, at (630) 595-9310 or visit the following website: http://www.dph.Illinois.gov/topics-services/environmental-health-protection/lead-in-water
If you have questions related to this letter, please contact me at the School office and I will be glad to answer any of your further questions. Sincerely, Glen Kuck