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Gwinnett County Public Schools

Testing for Lead in Water

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is committed to the safety and well-being of students and staff; this includes ensuring they have access to safe drinking water. In a continuation of that commitment, reaffirmed more than three decades ago, GCPS has resumed testing drinking water for lead.

The resumption of periodic testing, which began in 1987, is a proactive measure to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, parents, and the community. GCPS has no evidence of widespread water quality issues in any school or building. 

GCPS is working with the Georgia Department of Education and RTI International, a North Carolina-based EPA Accredited Lead Testing Laboratory, to complete its comprehensive plan that involves testing all drinking and cooking water taps in GCPS schools for lead. Testing will start in elementary schools before moving to middle and then high schools. The process is tentatively scheduled to be completed by the beginning of the 2024-25 school year.

For more information about GCPS’ testing efforts, please review the following downloadable documents:


Water testing results will be posted on the Clean Water for Georgia Kids Website.

Questions about the water testing program should be submitted to

GCPS Water Testing FAQ

Water Testing Schedule and Results (Updated)