Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 22-1358: Clean Water in Schools and Child Care Centers into law in June 2022. This law requires that each child care center, family child care home and school that serves any of grades preschool through fifth in Colorado test their drinking water for lead by May 31, 2023, and remediate if necessary.
The Test and Fix Water for Kids program will help schools and child care programs meet HB22-1358 requirements by providing free training, testing, remediation, and technical assistance.
All schools serving any of grades preschool through fifth plus all licensed child care programs in Colorado must enroll in this program to comply with this new law. If the local public health agency in your county is participating in the voluntary Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Lead Testing Program, their team will reach out regarding lead testing.