House Bill 22-1358


The act requires child care centers, family child care homes, and public schools serving grades preschool through 5th grade test their drinking water sources for lead content by May 31, 2023. If appropriations are available, public schools that serve students in 6th through 8th grades should have the same testing done by November 30, 2024.

Within 30 days of the test results being received, the child care facility or school must make results and, if applicable, lead remediation plans available online. Results must be reported to the water quality control commission.

The CO Department of Public Health and the Environment must also provide training to schools and child care facilities for water filter maintenance, lead testing, reporting processes, and more. The act created a clean drinking water fund to support testing and maintenance requirements.

  • Action Agency(ies): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Policy Champions: Colorado People's Alliance
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