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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                        CHAPTER 279-H.F.No. 535 
           An act relating to health; restricting the use of lead 
          in pipes, solders, and flux; requiring schools to 
          flush certain pipes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, 
          section 123.36, by adding a subdivision; proposing 
          coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 123.36, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4a.  [WATER PIPES.] The board shall require that all 
schools in the district which have lead solder pipe joints shall 
flush their pipes and faucets to ensure that any potable water 
which may contain lead which exceeds the safe drinking water 
levels, as established by the state health department, be 
flushed out of the school's potable water system.  Until the 
state department of health determines guidelines for frequency 
of flushing under this subdivision, at a minimum, each school 
with lead solder pipe joints shall flush its pipes carrying 
potable water at least once each year immediately prior to the 
commencement of the regular school year, or after any period in 
excess of two weeks during which the school building is not in 
    Sec. 2.  [326.371] [BAN ON LEAD IN PLUMBING.] 
    Lead pipe, solders, and flux containing more than 0.2 
percent lead shall not be used in any plumbing installation 
which conveys a potable water supply.  A Minnesota seller of 
lead solder, except for a seller whose primary business is 
contracting in plumbing, heating, and air conditioning, shall 
not sell any solder containing 0.2 percent lead unless the 
seller displays a sign which states, 
 "Contains Lead
    Minnesota law prohibits the use of this solder in any 
    plumbing installation which is connected to a potable water 
    By July 1, 1986, the state department of health shall 
determine guidelines for the necessity and frequency of flushing 
lead solder pipes carrying potable water under section 1. 
    Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved May 31, 1985

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