Lead Pipe Flushing for Safe Drinking Water

This course is offered anywhere in Ontario
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 15 minutes

Increased lead levels detected in drinking water often originate from lead pipes servicing a facility or solder (containing high levels of lead) or fixtures used in plumbing. Lead water mains, service lines, plumbing and plumbing connections combined with standing water with advanced corrosive properties can cause lead to accumulate in water delivered to drinking fountains and faucets that children can access in a school or day care system

This course is designed for maintenance and/or custodial staff of Ontario school boards, private schools and day nurseries, as well as their Joint Health and Safety Committees, supervisors and managers to better understand the flushing and testing processes to minimize the exposure of lead in drinking water.