Caring for Our Childen (CFOC)

Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health

5.2 Quality of the Outdoor and Indoor Environment

5.2.6 Water Supply and Plumbing

5.2.6.4: 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.
RATIONALE
Consumers and regulatory personnel can determine that testing has been done through written documentation (1).
COMMENTS
Some 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 FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS
5.2.6.2 Testing of Drinking Water Not From Public System
5.2.6.3 Testing for Lead and Copper Levels in Drinking Water
9.4.1.6 Availability of Documents to Parents/Guardians
REFERENCES
  1. 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.