About Lead

The City of Trenton performs regular testing to assure the safety of its drinking water. During the month of September, twenty locations were tested and three of those locations were found to be above the level recommended by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The Grundy County Health Department is actively involved in prevention of lead exposure for Grundy County residents. We provide lead testing services for children and case management for children with elevated blood lead levels. We can bill private insurance or Medicaid and have funds available if you are uninsured. If you have questions about lead testing, please call our office at (660) 359-4196.

We updated our website with information about lead, links to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and info sheets you can download.

Here's the link: www.grundycountyhealth.org/lead-info

You can take three simple steps to reduce lead in your drinking water:

  • Purchase bottled water for drinking and cooking.

  • Flush the tap for 1-2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. Boiling water will NOT remove lead from water.

  • Purchase a home treatment device that will filter lead and/or other metals.

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