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Lead (total) in Florida

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 Florida

655 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
1Ranch Oaks Mhp
Thonotosassa, FL
1648 of 814.99 ppb
(0.3 to 39 ppb)
2Hudson House Alf
Hudson, FL
371 of 114 ppb
(14 ppb)
3242 Village Subdivision
Lake City, FL
1617 of 713.23 ppb
(0.8 to 60 ppb)
4Heathrow Country Estates
Sorrento, FL
3361 of 113 ppb
(13 ppb)
5Shady Oaks Subdivision
Lake City, FL
3641 of 112 ppb
(12 ppb)
6City of Gretna
Gretna, FL
2,0621 of 110 ppb
(10 ppb)
7Sunset Harbor Water System
Summerfield, FL
251 of 110 ppb
(10 ppb)
8Linda Lake Groves
Land O' Lakes, FL
2831 of 19.9 ppb
(9.9 ppb)
9Town and Country RV Resort
Sanford, FL
1561 of 19.9 ppb
(9.9 ppb)
10Jennings Wtp
Jennings, FL
8001 of 19 ppb
(9 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 Florida

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in Florida since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly2