New Rule Requires Testing of Water for Lead Contamination at Child Care Centers
The NC Commission for Public Health has adopted and approved a new sanitation rule effective October 1, 2019. This amended rule requires that all licensed child care centers test all drinking water faucets and food preparation sinks for lead contamination within one year, and new centers must test upon application for a license. After that, child care centers will test their water once every three years.
Results are given in µg/L. EPA's action level for lead in water delivered to users of public drinking water systems is 15 µg/L.