New Illinois State Law Requires Schools to Test for Lead in Drinking Water

In an effort toward a goal of a lead-free water system, new state legislation requires Illinois schools and daycare facilities to test drinking water to identify potentially harmful levels of lead. For full details of the Illinois State Assembly Bill SB0550, click here.

Things To Know

  • Schools built prior to 1987 need all drinking water sources tested by 12/31/17.
  • Schools built between 1987-2000 require testing be completed by 12/31/18.

Let's Work Together

Microbac's Chicagoland laboratory is Illinois accredited for testing lead in drinking water and can help keep you in compliance with state law. In the fall of 2016, we assisted school districts in the State of New York to conduct tests on tens of thousands of drinking water samples for the same compliance reasons. Our team has the expertise and capacity ready to efficiently streamline drinking water analytical testing for all Illinois schools. Call Ron Misiunas at 219.769.8378 or email for details on how we can work together to ensure safe drinking water in your schools.