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Lead (total) in Delaware


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 Delaware

139 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
(Range)
1Shady Oak Trailer Court
Georgetown, DE
1084 of 430.08 ppb
(0.5 to 90 ppb)
2Scottsdale Mobile Home Park
Pittsford, DE
3009 of 1021.39 ppb
(0 to 87 ppb)
3Stage Village Mhc
Millsboro, DE
932 of 221.05 ppb
(14.1 to 28 ppb)
4Voshells Cove
Dover, DE
2521 of 319.33 ppb
(0 to 58 ppb)
5Tall Pines Resort Community Sys2
Lewes, DE
694 of 513.48 ppb
(0 to 61 ppb)
6Angola Beach / Estates
Lewes, DE
9004 of 412.15 ppb
(0.5 to 41.8 ppb)
7Homestead Park
Pittsville, DE
2304 of 710.71 ppb
(0 to 34 ppb)
8Avalon Woods Owners Assoc Inc
Georgetown, DE
30610 of 1310.07 ppb
(0 to 72.1 ppb)
9Shady Acres Mobile Home Park
Laurel, DE
3815 of 910.04 ppb
(0 to 31.1 ppb)
10Burtonwood
Newark, DE
9722 of 29.5 ppb
(9.5 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Lead (total)

StandardDescriptionLevel
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 Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware