This past year, officials across the country have been testing for lead in school’s drinking water systems. Many schools continue to fail the EPA requirement for lead leaching.
Lead leaching into the drinking water is not limited to lead pipes. Lead contributors, such as leaded solder in copper piping systems used until 1986 as well as brass valves and fixtures, can leach lead at levels that exceed the EPA’s cut off levels.
Is Your School EPA Lead Compliant?
ePIPE, LeadSmart Approach
The ePIPE LeadSmart program is a comprehensive solution for schools facing harmful lead & copper levels in their drinking water systems. The program involves a review of possible sources of lead leaching, corrective actions which include application of the patented ePIPE process, and where necessary, replacement of suspect lead contributing fixtures.
The ePIPE Lead-Free, Leak-Free pipe protection process reduces lead and copper leaching to well below the EPA cut off levels. Using the patented ePIPE process, a fast curing barrier coating is applied to the pipes which reduces lead and copper leaching into the drinking water, and also protects against pinhole leaks.
This past summer, more than 40 United States school facilities have taken corrective actions that involved ePIPE’s patented, in-place pipe remediation technology.
Lead levels in the schools’ drinking water were all brought into compliance using the ePIPE LeadSmart program.
Click here to view a summary of some of the many schools that have chosen to become ePIPE LeadSmart.