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Copper in Vermont

Copper is a naturally occuring metal and drinking water contaminant that enters tap water by corrosion of household plumbing systems and erosion of natural deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Vermont

360 water utilities reported detecting Copper in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Copper level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Westfield Fire District 1
Westfield, VT
1202 of 21712 ppb
(424 to 3000 ppb)
2East Dorset Fire District 1
Dorset, VT
1928 of 81194.13 ppb
(230 to 2050 ppb)
3East Berkshire Water Coop
Berkshire, VT
1604 of 51102.3 ppb
(0 to 2170 ppb)
4Morrisville Water and Light
Morristown, VT
2,6002 of 2989.29 ppb
(968.57 to 1010 ppb)
5Newbury Village Inc
Newbury Orange, VT
4807 of 8910.39 ppb
(0 to 2205 ppb)
6Jericho Fire District 1
Jericho, VT
1905 of 5844 ppb
(346 to 1620 ppb)
7Trailside AT Magic Mountain
Londonderry, VT
1504 of 6801.92 ppb
(0 to 2296 ppb)
8Spring Lake Ranch Inc
Shrewsbury, VT
705 of 5749.8 ppb
(90 to 1545 ppb)
9North Hartland Water Coop
Hartland, VT
4001 of 1747.78 ppb
(747.78 ppb)
10Riverside Water Works Co
Canaan, VT
3503 of 4712.5 ppb
(0 to 1460 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Copper

California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.300 ppb
National Secondary Drinking Water RegulationsA National Secondary Drinking Water Regulation is a non-enforceable guideline regarding contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as taste, odor, or color). Some states choose to adopt them as enforceable standards. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1000 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1300 ppb
EPA Human Health Water Quality CriteriaWater quality criteria set by the US EPA provide guidance for states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect human health. These are non-enforceable standards based upon exposure by both drinking water and the contribution of water contamination to other consumed foods. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1300 ppb

Violation Summary for Copper in Vermont

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Vermont