On March 17, EPA released two new factsheets related to the agency’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities Toolkit. These factsheets provide guidance on maintaining drinking water quality during extended closures and recommend start-up procedures when reopening to ensure that drinking water is safe for consumption. The first, Ensuring Drinking Water Quality in Schools During and After Extended Closures, includes information for schools served by public water systems. The second, Ensuring Drinking Water Quality in Child Care Facilities During and After Extended Closures, is intended for facilities that provide early care and education programs, pre-kindergarten programs, and Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
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