Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act

In 2022, Missouri Legislation took a step forward to reduce lead exposure in Missouri children  by passing the Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water Act (Section 160.077, RSMo). This  Act sets a new standard in Missouri for lead concentrations in school drinking water which is  lower than the lead action level set nationally by the Environmental Protection Agency for public  water systems. The Act requires schools to conduct inventory, sampling, remediation, and  monitoring at all potable drinking water outlets used or potentially be used for drinking, food  preparation, and cooking or cleaning utensils in a school building. 

Our Commitment

In compliance with this Act, the Monett R-1 School District is taking proactive measures to ensure that the school's drinking water is safe for all students and staff. The District has initiated a comprehensive testing process of all water sources within our school premises. This includes drinking fountains, sinks, and any other sources of water used for consumption.

Corrective Action

Should any water source test at or above the action level of five parts per billion of lead, the District is prepared to take immediate corrective action. This may include replacing fixtures, installing filters, or taking the source out of service. Our priority is to address any issues promptly and effectively to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff.