Lead Testing In School & Child Care

Lead Testing Program
Posted on 04/15/2024
A program of TCEQLead Testing

Lead Testing In School and Child Care ( A Program of TCEQ)

Pasadena Independent School District has been given the opportunity to participate in a program that helps us test for lead in the drinking water at all our facilities. This program is a voluntary statewide program that offers free testing and remediation of lead in drinking water where children are cared for.

Financial support is made possible by the TCEQ and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

We anticipate collecting drinking water samples over the summer break.

Activities will include:
● Identifying outlets used for drinking and food preparation
● Collecting water samples at those outlets
● Analyzing collected samples using an accredited drinking water laboratory
● Reviewing results and taking action to reduce exposure to lead, as needed
● Communicating the results to our community
● Continuing to work on reducing any potential lead exposure at our facilities

Lead is a heavy metal, and some drinking water pipes, taps, solder, and other plumbing materials
contain lead.

For more information about the sources of lead and health effects of lead please visit the EPA’s “Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water” web page at: