Water Testing Plan

Culpeper County Public Schools is sampling water from schools throughout the division under requirements of a new Virginia law that took effect July 1, 2017 for all public K-12 schools.  This sampling is part of a larger program underway statewide to test for the presence of lead in drinking water.  



The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided protocols for school systems affected by this law to use in conducting the testing.  It should be noted that there are multiple steps in the process to identify potential sources of lead contamination.  

Moving forward, staff and our consultant will continue to follow the EPA protocols to localize potential sources of the lead and finalize a mitigation plan.  Staff will continue to suspend the use of drinking from any water fountains/taps that require further evaluation.  The remaining schools water sampling will take place over the next year.  The wellness of our students and staff is of the utmost importance.