26.16.07.10

.10 Remedial Plan of Action.

A. If elevated levels of lead are found in any drinking water outlet, the school shall determine and document a remedial plan of action to permanently reduce the lead level or replace the outlet, plumbing, or service line contributing to the elevated level of lead.

B. The school shall provide its remedial plan of action to the Department and MSDE within 30 school days of receiving laboratory results of first-draw testing indicating elevated levels of lead in drinking water outlets.

C. The school shall include one or more of the following actions in its remedial plan of action:

(1) Permanently close access to the outlet or remove the outlet;

(2) Install and maintain a point of use filter at the outlet;

(3) Repair, reconfigure, or replace the outlet, plumbing, or service line contributing to the elevated level of lead;

(4) Install and maintain automatic flushing of outlets after testing confirms that the lead level in the outlet after flushing is not elevated. The automatic flushing outlets shall be installed in:

(a) Kitchen sinks;

(b) Teachers’ lounge sinks;

(c) Home economics classroom sinks;

(d) Nurse’s office sinks;

(e) Other sinks in the building; and

(f) Other outlets as approved by the Department;

(5) Provide bottled water;

(6) Check grounding wires and, if existing wires are grounded to water pipes, find an alternative grounding system; and

(7) Reconfigure plumbing to bypass sources of lead contamination.

D. The school may resume service at a location where an elevated level of lead was found only after:

(1) Remedial action has been taken;

(2) Follow-up first-draw lead sampling has been conducted; and

(3) The outlet no longer has an elevated level of lead.

E. The school shall report remedial measures taken to the Department and MSDE no later than 30 school days after implementation and include all actions taken and the associated dates.

F. The school shall post on the school’s website remedial measures taken no later than 30 school days after implementation and include all actions taken and the associated dates.

G. The dates and results of all follow-up lead sampling shall be reported to the Department and MSDE within 10 school days of receipt of results from the laboratory.