WIIN Results – Kauai County Child Care Facilities
TEST RESULTS – Kauai County Child Care Facilities
WIIN Project Testing for Lead in Drinking Water at Schools and Child Care Facilities
Below are the test results to date for the WIIN project testing of lead in drinking water at Kauai County Child Care Facilities. Use the search bar in the upper right of the table to search by Facility name or ID number. Click on the arrow to the left of your facility name to expand the results. Results are updated as they are received from the laboratory. Initial results above the project action level of 15 ppb will have follow-up testing.
Sample analysis has been performed by the State Laboratories Division of the Environmental Health Analytical Services Branch of the Department of Health. The State Laboratories Division is provisionally certified by EPA for this drinking water analysis effective 8/9/19 due to deficiencies in the building which are currently being addressed.
HOW TO INTERPRET RESULTS
SOURCE ID NUMBER: This is a unique number used to identify each water source (i.e. a specific sink, drinking fountain, water cooler, or other fixture) at a facility.
ROOM NUMBER: Used to locate each water source within a facility.
PHOTO: The included picture is of the outlet sampled.
LEAD TEST RESULT: Parts per billion (ppb) is a measure of the concentration of lead within a water sample. Sources with “<2.5” means that the lab did not detect lead over 2.5 ppb, which is the lowest amount that can be detected with the test.
This project used 15 ppb as the action level. The action level is the level above which the tap must be blocked off and restricted from use until the problem can be corrected.
All water sources above the action level of 15 ppb will be taken out of service. Follow up testing will be performed where two additional samples are collected to help identify the source of lead.
Because lead is harmful to children even in small amounts, schools and childcare facilities may choose to take corrective action to decrease the lead present in the drinking water for taps with levels less than 15 ppb. Corrective action for these moderate levels of lead include such options as:
- Flushing the water before use until a uniform temperature is reached (no less than 30 seconds)
- Using a filter certified to remove lead
- Frequent cleaning of aerators
- Using the identified fixture for handwashing only and using bottled water for drinking/cooking
- Replacing the faucet or plumbing with certified lead free materials
To learn more about corrective action, please visit the Hawaii WIIN Project Corrective Action Webpage.
Children can be exposed to lead from many sources in their homes and communities.
- If you are concerned about your child’s potential lead exposure please contact your child’s doctor to discuss blood lead testing.
- If you have general questions about childhood lead exposure please visit lead.hawaii.gov
- If you have questions about this project or the results, please contact the Hawaii Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (HI-CLPPP) at (808) 586-4345 or visit the project webpage at health.hawaii.gov/WIIN.