Water Quality

Tacoma Public Utilities’ recent discovery of lead water pipe connections near homes within our district prompted us to review our results from previous water testing completed at some of our schools, which revealed some results that went unnoticed. For the safety of our students and staff members, we are conducting an immediate, complete audit of all past water quality test results, testing procedures, maintenance practices and communications to ensure a systematic and consistent approach.

For context, read chronological updates​ on what happened the week of April 25, 2016, as the district researched test results and processes of its voluntary water testing program. ​​​​​Read our fact sheet​ for a status of schools previously tested between 2013 and March 2016.​

Testing Process​

Understand the step-by-step process and protocols Tacoma Schools follows to test drinking water. ​Schedule and results »​

Q & A

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions as compiled from parent, staff and community questions, comments and concerns. ​


Learn about lead-contaminated drinking water, how you’re exposed to lead, who is at risk for lead poisoning, health effects, how to prevent exposure and more. ​