Free Lead-In-Water Testing for Child Care Facilities
The State of Oregon now requires all licensed and Department of Human Services (DHS) regulated child care facilities to test for lead once every six years using a state Health Agency-accredited laboratory and take mitigation actions if lead levels are detected at or above 15 parts per billion (ppb).
The first round of lead testing at all Oregon licensed and DHS regulated child care facilities is required to be complete by September 30, 2018.
New child care facilities opening after September 30, 2018, will need to test for lead in order to receive a license or DHS certification.
The City of Hillsboro Water Department provides free lead-in-water test kits for all of its residential customers, including registered or licensed child care facilities in the Hillsboro Water Department’s service area.
Request a Kit
- Confirm the Hillsboro Water Department is the Child Care Facility’s water provider.
- Fill out and submit the online request form below.
Within two working days of submitting a request, pick up your kit at the Hillsboro Water Department located at 150 E Main Street, Third Floor, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123. Within seven days of collection, return the water sample(s) to the Hillsboro Water Department.
The Hillsboro Water Department will then send water samples to be analyzed by an Oregon Health Authority accredited lab. Within four weeks, results will be sent from the lab to the email address provided by the requestor.
- Steps to Prevent Lead Exposure
- Call 503-615-6702.
- Send an email.
- Visit the Hillsboro Water Department at 150 E Main Street, Third Floor, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123.