Lead-in-water sampling was conducted by Aurora Industrial Hygiene (Aurora) at Saint John School. The purpose of the testing was to determine the lead content in the drinking water at all locations where water is used for consumption within the facility. Sampling was conducted in accordance with the requirements of California Assembly Bill (AB) 2370, Chapter 676, California Health and Safety Code (HSC) Section 1597, and California Department of Social Services Written Directive PIN 21-21-CCP.
AB 2370 requires licensed child day care centers which are located in a building that was constructed before January 1, 2010, to have its drinking water tested for lead contamination levels on a specified schedule and to notify parents or legal guardians of children enrolled in the day care center of the requirement to test the drinking water and the results of the test. If a licensed child day care center is notified that it has elevated lead levels, AB 2370 requires the day care center to immediately make inoperable and cease using the affected fountains and faucets and obtain a potable source for water for children and staff. Testing for lead levels in drinking water must be conducted between January 1, 2020 and January 1, 2023.
The Action Level for lead for licensed child care centers is 5 ppb for a first draw sample. Lead was not detected in the water samples.