DEQ Montana

Montana Department of Environmental Quality


January 31, 2024

Eligible Schools can Submit for Reimbursement to Mitigate Lead in Drinking Water

HELENA—New reimbursement funds are now available to help schools mitigate lead in drinking water. The 2023 legislative session provided 3.7 million for schools participating in the Lead Reduction in School Drinking Water Program, implemented by Montana's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The program provides technical support and funding for schools to test for lead in drinking water. If lead is found above 5.0 ug/L the fixture must be remediated.

"DEQ has been working with schools across the state...

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