Shelby Co. R-IV - Lead Testing in School Drinking Water

Lead Testing in School Drinking Water

In order to be compliant with the Missouri law known as the “Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water Act," the Shelby County R-IV School District conducted sampling and testing of all potential drinking water sources in the school. The results of the water testing, including the recommended corrective actions, are in the link below.  All drinking fountains and food preparation areas in both MS/HS and Elementary Buildings kitchens are safe and do not require any remediation.  The district has already begun replacing fixtures and posting signage in areas identified in the remediation plan.    Much of the district's remediation plan includes the replacement of specific faucets and the posting of signage indicating the water from the faucet is non-potable and to be used for hand washing only.  These areas include faucets in science labs, art, and other faucets around the MS and HS buildings.  The fixtures identified are not typically used for drinking water.   Signage is and will be installed for specific faucets/locations that are to be used as Non-Potable Water for Hand Washing Only.  The testing was conducted by Get the Lead Out, LLC.  The remediation plan recommendations are included in their report.

Additional information and resources on the health effects of lead contamination are available here:


Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water | US EPA

Questions and answers about lead in drinking water -- health effects, EPA regulations etc.