AASA Teams Up with Tap Water Watch

For Immediate Release

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org


Alexandria, Va. – Oct. 3, 2017 – Recognizing the alarming lead levels in our drinking water,  AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is teaming up with a water testing company to address a critical issue that has an impact on a very high percentage of schools throughout the country. 

Based in Dallas, Texas, Tap Water Watch specializes in identifying water fixtures in schools, daycares and homes that are exposing drinking water with lead contamination. The company has a nationwide presence with trained water samplers and laboratories in every state.

Congress banned the use of lead pipes in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in 1986. Any school built before 1986 is at the highest risk level for lead in drinking water.

“Millions of American homes and schools continue to supply drinking water through old lead pipes,” said Chuck Woodruff, chief operating officer, AASA. “Lead gets into drinking water after it leaves a city water treatment plant in the lead service lines, plumbing, solder and water fixtures.

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