By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley) – Liberty Utilities Apple Valley (Liberty Utilities) announced today that it will offer professional testing to support schools within its service area as part of a new state program designed to further protect drinking water by monitoring campus infrastructure for signs of lead contamination.
The new monitoring effort is part of a statewide program authorized by the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water, which allows schools to request testing of water samples taken at locations such as drinking fountains, cafeterias, and kitchen areas. That testing will be performed at no cost to the schools by Liberty Utilities experts.
“We look forward to working closely with our schools on this important project,” said Liberty Utilities Apple Valley Vice President and General Manager Tony Penna. “Liberty Utilities water has been tested system-wide and has been determined to be lead-free. Testing at school sites is an extra safety step that will determine whether aging pipes and fixtures on campus are a potential source of lead and need to be repaired or replaced.”
Liberty Utilities’ water quality team conducts hundreds of lab tests annually on water samples throughout the Apple Valley service area to ensure the drinking water supply meets all state and federal standards. The new state program extends testing activity from households to include schools upon request. Schools that are interested in participating in this program should complete the request form provided on Liberty Utilities website or by clicking here.
Customers with questions are encouraged to contact their school district for more information. Details on the statewide lead testing program can be found on the State Water Resources Control Board’s website.
About Liberty Utilities
Liberty Utilities Co. owns and operates regulated water, wastewater, natural gas and electric transmission and distribution utilities in 13 states, delivering responsive and reliable essential services to approximately 800,000 customers across the United States. With a local approach to management, service and support, we deliver efficient, dependable services to meet the needs of our customers. Liberty Utilities provides a superior customer experience through walk-in customer centers, locally focused conservation and energy efficiency initiatives, and programs for businesses and residential customers. We measure our performance in terms of service reliability, an enjoyable customer experience, and an unwavering dedication to public and workplace safety. Liberty Utilities currently operates in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Texas. For more information, please visit www.LibertyUtilities.com.