Lead Sampling Program

The Lead Sampling Program for Public Schools is a voluntary program that offers drinking water sampling and testing of Indiana public school buildings to ensure Indiana's public schools provide safe drinking water.  This program is being offered by the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) at no cost to school districts.  Please note that current funding expectations suggest that only the first round of samples will be covered.  Your school can participate by completing the Questionnaire, located at (http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3254166/Lead-Sampling-Program-Request-for-Information) and submitting it no later than April 1, 2017.  Questionnaires can also be mailed to Attn: Staci Orr, 100 N. Senate Avenue, Room 1275, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.  Questionnaires received by April 1, 2017 will receive priority over those received after the deadline.

For additional information about the Lead Sampling Program for Public Schools, please see the Contacts section below and call or email one of the individuals.

Documents and Links

Press Release 2.23.2017

Letter to Indiana Public School Superintendents

Lead Sampling Program Fact Sheet

Questionnaire Frequently Asked Questions

Questionnaires to be Completed by School Administrators:


Resources for Schools

EPA's #Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools:  https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/toolkit_leadschools_guide_3ts_leadschools.pdf

IDEM Drinking Water and Lead

Follow-up Steps for Schools with Lead and/or Copper Sampling Results above the Action Level



Sarah Hudson
Director, Water Resources and Infrastructure Planning Program
317-232-2812; IFALead@ifa.IN.gov

Staci Orr
Project Manager
317-232-8623; IFALead@ifa.IN.gov

Erica Walker
Project Manager
317-232-3195; IFALead@ifa.IN.gov

Joanie Jones
Administrative Assistant
317-234-1279; IFALead@ifa.IN.gov

Media inquiries call: 317-233-4332

Program Mailing Address:

100 North Senate Avenue, Rm. 1275
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-1338 (fax)