Lead in Day Cares
Certified Lead Testing of Drinking Water for Day Care Centers and Day Care Homes
Please note: the price above is per water faucet/fixture and includes certified laboratory testing of two sequential samples as required by Illinois EPA. If you have questions, call (708) 544-3260 and dial extension 238.
Step 1: Count the number of faucets and refrigerator water dispensers.
Count all faucets, water fountains and refrigerator water dispensers (excluding tubs and showers). This will be the quantity to enter when you place your order. If you have an refrigerator with an ice dispenser you will also need to order an additional kit for ice samples here: Lead in Ice Sample Kit.
Step 2: Order sample bottles
Ordering is fast and easy. When you order the sample bottles, you will receive two bottles for each water source, labels and instructions. You will have the option to pickup the kits at our office or we can ship the kits to you at no charge.
Please wait for a confirmation email that your kit is ready if you are planning to pick up samples from Geneva or Oak Brook Terrace
Step 3: Collect samples
Water sampling must be conducted first thing in the morning after the water has been stagnate for a minimum of 6 hours but no more than 18 hours. Take care to ensure the water is not used for any purpose including flushing toilets, showers, etc... Two (2) sequential samples must be collected from each drinking water source. A first draw sample is collected when first turning on the tap and a second after the water has run for 30 seconds. Detailed instructions are provided with the kit and are available for download below.
Step 4: Complete the paperwork and return samples to the lab
Take care to label each sample with a unique name such as "Kitchen Sink 1" and "Kitchen Sink 2" and include this information on the Field Sample Data Form along with the date and time the water system was last used and when samples were collected. Drop off samples at one of our offices or return to our Geneva Office by U.S. Mail, UPS, etc..
Step 5: An easy-to-read report of results will emailed to you in approximately 7 business days and will identify an concentrations of lead at or above 2.0 ppb.
Illinois DCFS Lead Frequently Asked Questions
Day Care Sampling Instructions.
Your test kit will include sample bottles for each water source, easy to follow sample collection instructions and a spreadsheet for identifying your water sources and recorded sample information. When testing is complete, a certified report will be emailed.
Testing performed by Suburban Laboratories, Inc (IEPA Accreditation #100225)