Get the Lead Out of School - Drinking Water Act Notification

In 2022, the Missouri legislature passed the Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water Act (RSMo 160.077), which sets standards for lead concentrations in school drinking water. The law requires schools to conduct inventory, sampling, remediation, and monitoring at all potable drinking water outlets used or potentially used for drinking, food preparation, and cooking or cleaning utensils. The deadline under the law is August of 2024, and testing at Walnut Grove R-V school district was done in January 2024.

Results of Testing done in January 2024.

Results are also required to be posted on the district website and reported to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). DHSS is currently developing reporting methods and procedures.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently has a lead drinking water standard limit of 15 micrograms per liter (ug/L), or parts per billion, of lead in water. However, Missouri law requires that all  Missouri schools achieve a 5 ug/L, or parts per billion, limit of lead in water. 

Please contact Superintendent Mr. Rory Henry at 417-788-2543 with any questions about this information.