In partnership with American Water Works Association (AWWA) and various other organizations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today released a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Reducing Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities . The MOU provides a framework for a coordinated approach between partner organizations to focus on testing for and addressing lead in drinking water for schools and childcare facilities. The MOU serves to: Support activities that educate on health concerns pertaining to lead in drinking water; help in the development of a lead testing program using the EPA's 3Ts (Training, Testing, and Taking Action) for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Childcare Facilities; and/or help schools and childcare facilities establish effective and sustainable lead in drinking water testing programs. Promote collaboration in the development of materials, training and tools to assist schools and child care facilities in reducing lead in drinking water. Identify organizations that can create communication materials for schools and childcare facilities. We are pleased to continue providing support to our members as they engage with schools and childcare facilities to reduce childhood lead exposure. AWWA continues to expand resources and the following are available to help members with these efforts: Lead Resource page Lead Communications page Lead whiteboard explainer Journal AWWA article: A Progress Report on Efforts to Address Lead by Public School Districts Questions can be directed to Steve Via , AWWA’s director of federal relations.