2017-2018

LEAD SAMPLING PROGRAM

The Indiana Finance Authority "IFA", with assistance from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (“IDEM”), developed the 2017-2018 Lead Sampling Program for Public Schools to help schools assess if there was a presence of lead in drinking water within their facilities.

 

UPDATES

The 2017-2018 sampling at participating schools has concluded. Through this program, IFA sampled over 915 school buildings state wide, representing 60% of Indiana's public school students. Please read our Lead Sampling Program Final Report for more details.

2017-2018 Summary of Enrollment, Results and Remediation Data

 

CONTINUED ACCESS TO LEAD SAMPLING RESULTS

To help schools continue to keep track of sample results, manage remedial actions, and plan for future sampling, IFA has renewed each school/district's subscription to the online data management platform for CY 2019. Participating schools may access their data at https://school.120wateraudit.com/login. For help logging in, please email support@120wateraudit.com.

 

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Enrolled schools were provided the following resources throughout the program to provide guidance on designing a sampling plan, collecting samples, communicating with the public, and remediating problem fixtures.

IFA Resources

IFA Lead Sampling Program Fact Sheet

IFA Pipe Identification Guidance

IFA February 23, 2017 Letter to Indiana Public School Superintendents

IFA May 31, 2017 Letter to Enrolled Schools

IFA July 2018 Closing Letter to Schools

 

IDEM Resources

IDEM Drinking Water and Lead

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

IDEM’s Lead Sampling Video

IDEM Database of Water Sampling Results for Public Water Systems

 

EPA Resources

     EPA 3T's for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools.

 

 

IFA LEAD SAMPLING PROGRAM IN THE NEWS

 

     8/23/18 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation tests lead levels in water

    12/14/17 Knightstown - Schools' water supply test results  

    4/28/18 NW Indiana Schools Praise Program

 

 

 

CONTACTS  
 

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

Daniel Lundberg
Project Manager
317-232-3195; dlunberg@ifa.in.gov

Joanie Jones
Administrative Assistant
317-234-1279; joajones@ifa.in.gov

Stephanie McFarland
Media inquiries
317-602-1546; stephanie@mcfarlandpr.com

Program Mailing Address:

100 North Senate Avenue, Rm. 1275
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Fax: 317-234-1338