Child Care Providers/Parents

What GCWW Is Doing For Child Care Providers/Parents

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As a partner, you can expect the following from GCWW:

  • An explanation of our records of service lines providing water to the child care program
  • Verification of the actual service lines
  • A link or a copy of the recommended USEPA 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools: Revised Technical Guidance Document (3Ts Guidelines)
  • Delivery of sample kits to the facility
  • Analysis of the samples
  • Detailed discussion of the results
  • Consideration of follow-up samples, if needed
  • Assistance with a remediation plan
  • Assistance with creating a communications plan for the child care community


To be an effective partner, GCWW will need the following from the child care program:

  • Thorough sampling plan, clearly identifying all drinking and cooking water outlets
  • Collection of samples following the sampling protocol outlined in the 3Ts Guidelines
  • Review of the sample results with GCWW
  • Communication regarding sampling and results to the child care community
  • Development and implementation of remediation plans, if necessary


See Frequently Asked Questions below.

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What has prompted a review of lead in water systems across the nation?

What has Greater Cincinnati Water Works been doing regarding the issue of lead?

Why is there a focus on child care facilities?

How might a child care facility’s children and staff be exposed to lead?

Where can I find out more information about sampling for lead in child care facilities?

Does GCWW provide sampling assistance?

Where should I sample?

When should I take a sample?

Where can I get sampling bottles?

How long will it take to receive the sample results?

What happens if the sample results indicate detections of lead?

Will I receive my results in writing?

What should I tell the families and parents at the child care facility about the sampling?

What will GCWW do with the sample results?