Health & Safety
June 18, 2024

Is Your Building Water Safe? Lead Testing: Why It Matters

Ensuring the safety of your building’s water is not just a regulatory necessity; it's a crucial step in protecting the health and well-being of everyone who uses the facility. Lead contamination in water is a serious concern that can lead to severe health issues. Understanding the importance of lead testing and taking proactive measures to ensure water safety can make a significant difference.

The Dangers of Lead in Water

Lead is a toxic metal that can be found in water passing through pipes, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures. When consumed, even at low levels, lead can cause significant health problems, particularly in young children and pregnant women. The effects of lead exposure include disruption of every organ system in the body, with the brain being particularly vulnerable. In severe cases, lead poisoning can lead to death.

Given these risks, it’s clear why regular lead testing is critical for any building, especially those with high-traffic areas such as schools and public facilities.

Regulatory Requirements for Lead Testing

Recognizing the severe health risks posed by lead, regulatory bodies such as the Minnesota Department of Health have mandated regular water testing in certain buildings. Since July 2018, all Minnesota public and charter schools have been required to test their water for lead every five years. This mandate ensures that children and staff are not exposed to unsafe levels of lead, promoting a healthier environment for learning and growth.

How Resource Training & Solutions Can Help

At Resource Training & Solutions, our Health & Safety team is dedicated to helping you maintain the highest standards of water safety. We offer comprehensive lead-in-water testing services at competitive rates, ensuring your facility complies with the Minnesota Department of Health’s standards. We are committed to helping you with this process. This entails collecting samples from every tap used for cooking and drinking. This helps provide a thorough assessment of your water quality.

Testing Rates

We offer competitive pricing for our lead testing services to accommodate facilities of all sizes.

  • Resource Training & Solutions Members: $23.00 per sample, with a $1.00 discount for EOHS 3-year contract holders.
  • Non-Members: $30.00 per sample

Prices are subject to change. These rates are valid until December 31, 2024.

Why Building Age Doesn’t Matter

It’s a common misconception that only older buildings have issues with lead contamination. Even new fixtures can see it depends on where it is made. However, new buildings can also have significant levels of lead in their water. This can occur if water is stored in tanks or pipes containing lead before it reaches the taps. Therefore, regardless of your building’s age, regular lead testing is essential to ensure water safety.

Schedule Your Water Testing Today

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Ensure the safety of your building’s water by scheduling a lead test today. Our expert team at Resource Training & Solutions is here to provide you with reliable, efficient, and affordable water testing services. Protect the health of your building’s occupants and comply with state regulations with our trusted lead testing solutions.

Contact us now to schedule your water testing and ensure your facility is lead-free and safe. Your commitment to health and safety starts with clean, lead-free water.

Reach out to Josh Baumann, Project Coordinator at to schedule your test today!