Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health
5.2 Quality of the Outdoor and Indoor Environment
5.2.6 Water Supply and Plumbing
188.8.131.52: Water Test Results
All water test results should be in written form and kept with other required reports and documents in one central location in the facility, ready for immediate viewing by consumers and regulatory personnel. Early care and education programs should maintain photocopies of all water-testing results if the business is required to submit reports to the regulatory authority.
RATIONALEConsumers and regulatory personnel can determine that testing has been done through written documentation (1).
COMMENTSSome regulatory authorities prefer to review copies of water test results available for inspection on site; others that do not provide on-site inspections may prefer to have the reports submitted to them.
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS184.108.40.206 Testing of Drinking Water Not From Public System
220.127.116.11 Testing for Lead and Copper Levels in Drinking Water
18.104.22.168 Availability of Documents to Parents/Guardians
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2005. 3Ts for reducing lead in drinking water in child care facilities: Revised guidance. Washington, DC: EPA, Office of Water. http://www.epa.gov/safewater/schools/pdfs/lead/toolkit_leadschools_guide_3ts_childcare.pdf.