The State Water Resources Control Board has issued a permit amendment to the Burney Water District water supply permit establishing requirements for lead monitoring and sampling at Kindergarten through 12th grade public schools served by the Burney water system. The Burney Water Board discussed the lead testing for local schools at their regular board meeting on Thursday February 16.
This is a voluntary program. Eligible schools can contact the Burney Water District to request testing and a plan will be devised and implemented within 90 days of the request.
The amendment by the State Water Board Resources Control Board is a preemptive action to avoid water quality issues such as occurred in Flint Michigan. For more information call the Lead Sampling for Schools Specialist at (916) 449-5577.