School and Child Care Lead Testing Program

The Routt County Public and Environmental Health Departments teamed 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 was 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 was 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. The law required 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 has now completed the WIIN Grant program. Each site who volunteered to participate in the program has now completed water testing. Additionally, any required remediation has been completed. 

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