The Power of Information

National Drinking Water Database

Lead (total) in Arkansas

Lead is a metal that enters water by corrosion of household plumbing systems, discharge of industrial pollution and erosion of natural deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Arkansas

646 water utilities reported detecting Lead (total) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Lead (total) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Pleasant View Water Fac Board
Mulberry, AR
1,6632 of 339.3 ppb
(0 to 116 ppb)
2Perry Water System
Perry, AR
6584 of 622.54 ppb
(0 to 129 ppb)
3Sedgwick Waterworks
Sedgwick, AR
2502 of 622.5 ppb
(0 to 134 ppb)
4Houston Waterworks
Morrilton, AR
6117 of 822.39 ppb
(0 to 144 ppb)
5Bradley Co Rural Water Association
Warren, AR
1,1155 of 520.94 ppb
(0.15 to 70 ppb)
6Pea Ridge Waterworks
Pea Ridge, AR
4,5095 of 718.8 ppb
(0 to 117 ppb)
7Delight Waterworks
Delight, AR
1,37511 of 1214.39 ppb
(0 to 76 ppb)
8Guion Water Department
Guion, AR
2854 of 613.94 ppb
(0 to 74 ppb)
9Tri County Rwdd -Moores Chapel
Russellville, AR
1,00312 of 1311.34 ppb
(0 to 57 ppb)
10Lost Bridge Vill Wat-Sew Dists
Garfield, AR
9163 of 311.33 ppb
(2.89 to 28 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Lead (total)

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.0 ppb
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.0.2 ppb

Violation Summary for Lead (total) in Arkansas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Arkansas