Since 2007, the Ontario government has been requiring
that our Board flush the plumbing in our facilities and test our drinking water
for lead. Under the amended Ontario Regulation 243/07 that took effect July 1,
2017, lead testing within all our schools will be required for all fixtures used
to provide drinking water and/or prepare food or drink for children under 18.
These are considered Drinking Water Fixtures (DWF). "Handwashing only" signs are
hung beside any fixtures that were not identified as Drinking Water Fixtures.
Signs noting the Lead Testing has been completed along with Lead exceedances, if
any, will be hung at all Drinking Water Fixtures.
ON Reg 243 07 Information for Teachers and Early Childhood Educators.pdf
ON reg 243 07 DSB1 signage for drinking water fixtures sept'17.pdf