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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

To request a free lead-in-water testing kit for registered or licensed child care facilities served by the Hillsboro Water Department:
  1. Confirm the Hillsboro Water Department is the Child Care Facility’s water provider.
  2. Fill out and submit the online request form below.

Next Steps

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.

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Questions

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:


Lead-in-Water Test Kit Order Form for Child Care Facilities

1
Are you a State of Oregon registered or licensed child care program?
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Are you a State of Oregon registered or licensed child care program?
2

Child Care Facility License Number

NOTE: License numbers for active facilities are listed on the Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division’s website

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3
Type of Regulation
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4
Contact Name
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Contact Name
5
Phone Number
 *
6
Email Address
 *
7
Mailing Address
8
Preferred Language
Preferred Language
9
Child Care Facility Name
10

Child care facility address where you will be collecting water sample(s).

NOTE: If you wish to sample multiple child care facility addresses, please submit a separate request for each facility address. 

 *
11
Type of Facility
12
Does the facility use any devices to filter water?
13

Number of Faucets/Sinks and Drinking Fountains You Want to Test 

NOTE: The Hillsboro Water Department will provide testing for all faucets and drinking fountains where you get water for drinking and cooking (not bathrooms, showers, handwashing stations, hose bibs, etc.).

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14
Number of Children at Your Childcare Location
15
Approximate Year Building was Constructed
16
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