Free Drinking Water Lead Testing in Partner States
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established funds to assist with the challenges states are facing regarding aging infrastructure and the environmental hazards that may arise. The Clean Water for US Kids program partners with states, including Georgia and North Carolina to date, to utilize those funds and offer water testing to schools and/or child care centers free of charge. Facilities receive complimentary water tests to help communities better understand and prevent lead exposure risks. Results of each registered school or child care center are publicly available. We can also support utilities and facilities in meeting the revised Lead and Copper Rule testing requirements once they are active in 2024.
Award-Winning Lead Elimination Program
Partnerships have been key to the success and expansion of these programs. RTI International builds strong relationships with federal and state agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations. Recognition for the Clean Water programs include:
- Mutual of America Community Partnership Award 2021 Honorable Mention Recipient
- Harvard University 2020 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership
- 2020 Environmental Business Journal Business Achievement Award for Project Merit
Fostering Safer Drinking Water for Children Moving Forward
As the Clean Water for US Kids program looks to the future, we aim to reach more schools, child care centers, homes, and buildings. Kits will soon be available for individuals to take water samples from their homes. Our team is living our mission to improve the human condition through our quest for clean drinking water for all.