House Bill 1138


The act requires that preschools and child care facilities test for the presence of lead in their drinking water by January 1, 2026. If the results show that lead is above or equal to the action level of 15ppb, the owner or operator of the facility/school must eliminate the source of lead or install a water filtration system. An annual report detailing the amount of facilities tested, actions taken to eliminate lead contamination, and available funds must be created by the public finance director for the general assembly. The Act also requires that the Environmental Rules Board adopt rules that conform with the EPA’s proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements.

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