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LISD to Participate in Statewide Drinking Water Research Program

LISD is participating in a voluntary statewide program that offers free training and guidance on how to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water where children are cared for. This program is provided by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program (LTSCC). 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 facility


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: 

Results will be available on TCEQ’s LTSCC Program webpage at