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Lead Act

Get the Lead Out Testing and First Round Results

March 2024


The Moniteau County R-V District is committed to our students and staff's safety and well-being. In alignment with that commitment and in compliance with the new Missouri state law, “Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act,” on March 8th we completed testing of our water. Specifically, each possible drinking and food preparation source in our schools and buildings were sampled and tested to determine if the lead concentration in the water was above the required action level of five parts per billion (5 ppb), which is equal to 5 micrograms per liter. The 5 ppb level required by the state is well below the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recommended action level of 15 ppb. 

As part of its commitment to safety, the Moniteau County R-V School District also chose to perform tests of water sources intended for hand washing, cleaning, or other non-drinking purposes, such as classroom sinks.  Our testing results that were reported on 3/21/24 by Microbac Laboratories, Inc. identified 3 out of the 24 water sources in our district had lead concentration at or above the new five (5) parts per billion (ppb) (5 micrograms per liter) standard.  All water sources tested below the US EPA recommended action level of 15 ppb. 

Please note that all drinking fountains district-wide tested below the allowable 5 ppb.

The district has taken immediate steps to restrict access to all water sources identified through testing. Appropriate signage has been placed on non-drinking water sources exceeding action levels until they can be successfully remediated.

The district has already begun evaluating each source for the best remediation option, such as removing or replacing equipment or inserting industry-standard filters certified for lead reduction. The district will retest all water sources identified through this process to ensure successful remediation. 


Lead Testing Results Link