The health and safety of our students is Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) priority.
In 1988, the District tested drinking water fountains and confirmed proper flushing reduces lead levels to acceptable limits as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in almost all instances.
In those situations where flushing did not result in water with lead content within EPA guidelines, these fountains were taken out of service. At that time, the LAUSD instituted a policy requiring the flushing of drinking water fountains for at least 30 seconds prior to the first use of the day to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Drinking Water Flushing Flyers
Notice of Exemption From Daily Drinking Water Flushing Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions