All public schools with buildings constructed prior to January 1, 2010, and provided water by a public water system must have their water tested for lead by July 1, 2019. AB 746 does not apply to private schools.
Public schools may be exempt from testing if they meet one of the following requirements:
- The school was constructed after January 1, 2010, or had the plumbing system replaced after January 1, 2010. Proof of new construction or plumbing system replacement after January 1, 2010, must be submitted to Santa Rosa Water.
- The school is a regulated community water system that tests its water in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule.
- The school tested its water system for lead after January 1, 2009, and posted the information on the school’s website.
To claim an exemption, the school must send a letter to Santa Rosa Water by November 9, 2018. Proof of the exemption must be included with the letter.