School and Child Care Lead Testing Program

The Routt County Public and Environmental Health Departments are teaming up to offer the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) WIIN Grant Program to test for lead in drinking water at eligible schools and child care facilities throughout the county. 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. This program is being implemented alongside a program directed by CDPHE called the Test and Fix Water for Kids program that was created in response to a new Colorado law. This law requires child care centers, family child care homes and schools serving grades preschool through fifth to test drinking water for lead by May 31, 2023. 

Routt County is wrapping up phase 2 of the WIIN Grant program, which includes conducting water testing in facilities who volunteered to participate and assisting with remediation as needed. 

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