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School Drinking Water

Water Testing in Joplin Schools

Per the requirements of the recently enacted “Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act”, Joplin Schools has begun testing all water fixtures throughout the District. 

The EPA's National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead establish a treatment level of 15 ppb (parts per billion) in municipal drinking water systems. Missouri Senate Bill 681 “Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act," passed in 2022, outlines that each school shall provide drinking water with lead concentrations below 5 ppb. Further, any school that tests at greater than 5 ppb of lead concentrations shall provide results and remediation plans to parents and staff. 

As testing and remediation work is completed in Joplin Schools, test results and remediation updates will be posted in this space prior to the state-mandated reporting date of August 2024.