Proposed Rule Would Require Lead Testing In All Montana Schools

News Type: State Source: MT Public Radio
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State agencies are working on a proposed rule change that early next year would require every public school in the state to test drinking water for lead. One of them, Department of Environmental Quality, also proposes funnelling some of its funding into new grants to help schools pay for testing and remediation.

Tim Davis is DEQ’s water quality division administrator.

“So it’d be a significant change from where we’re at today,” Davis says, “with the goal of removing, effectively, the source of lead in school drinking water across the state.”