The DeKalb County School District will start a new hotline next week dedicated to answering community questions about the district’s lead-in-water testing program.

Named “Let’s Be Sure It’s Pure,” the hotline will be begin operating Tuesday, Oct. 11. The hotline’s number is 678-676-1222 and it will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Operators will answer general questions about the testing schedule, results of tests posted online, and the notification schedule for test results, according to a press release.

Specific questions on testing protocols or other technical matters will be referred to lead-testing experts who will directly contact callers with answers to their questions within 24 hours.

The school district began proactively testing the water supply of its 150 schools and facilities last month in response to national headlines of water quality in cities such as Flint, Michigan. The testing is expected to be completed by next summer.

The district will continue to post testing results and other information about the Lead-In-Water testing program at

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.