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District Wide Collection and Testing for Presence of Lead in Water

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Bid Alert No: 00000582924

Bid Title: District Wide Collection and Testing for Presence of Lead in Water

Agency Bid No. Title: Not Stated

Received Date: 05/25/2016

Close Date: 06/10/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Elizabeth Public Schools, New Jersey

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed this guidance manual because the Agency is concernedabout the potential for elevated lead levels in drinking water in schools. Children are most susceptible to theeffects of lead, because their bodies are still undergoing development. The adverse health effects from leadinclude reduced IQ and attention span, learning disabilities, poor classroom performance, hyperactivity,behavioral problems, impaired growth, and hearing loss.There is no federal law requiring testing of drinking water in schools, except for schools that have their ownwater supply and are thus regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The vast majority of publicwater suppliers do not include schools in their sampling plans because regulations (specifically the Lead andCopper Rule) require sampling of single family dwellings. States and local jurisdictions may, however,establish their own programs for testing drinking water lead levels in schools. EPA suggests that schoolsimplement programs for reducing lead in drinking water as part of the schools overall plan for reducingenvironmental threats. Safe and healthy school environments foster healthy children, and may improvestudents general performance.

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Product Code: 92693

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Elizabeth Public Schools

State: New Jersey

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Harold E. Kennedy, Jr 500 North Broad St, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 07208

Phone: 908-436-5112



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