Denver Public Schools and Denver Water are partnering in a proactive effort to sample drinking water in all DPS buildings to ensure it meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for schools. Lead isn’t present in the water Denver Water sends to our schools, but lead can get into water as it moves through lead-containing plumbing and fixtures. While we do not have evidence at this time that our schools have elevated levels of lead in their water supply, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority.
On Aug. 23, we began our effort to sample the water in drinking fountains, kitchen food prep sinks, lounge sinks and any other fixtures used for drinking water in all DPS schools. We plan to complete sampling of all elementary schools by the end of October and all remaining schools by the end of the year. Results will be provided to schools and posted online on this page as soon as they become available.