The Routt County Public and Environmental Health Departments are teaming up to solicit participation in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) lead testing in schools and child care facilities program. This program is voluntary, free-of-cost, and allows eligible schools and child care facilities the opportunity to test their drinking water for lead. This is a proactive approach to reduce potential lead exposure in our youth population throughout the county and raise awareness around risks of lead exposure.
Routt County is currently in Phase 1 of this program which, includes outreach and education. Phase 2 of this program will include testing of drinking water in eligible facilities who volunteered to participate and will occur later this year.
Reduce children's lead exposure
Provide funding to those unable to pay for testing
Use the EPA 3Ts model for best practices
Foster sustainable partnerships
Enhance community, parent, and teacher trust
For more information on this program please click here.