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Lead (total) in Idaho


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 Idaho

5 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)
1Mountain View Estates
Pinehurst, ID
251 of 15.8 ppb
(5.8 ppb)
2Shilo Ranch Estates
Garden Valley, ID
212 of 25 ppb
(5 ppb)
3Jug Mountain Ranch Subdivision
ID
401 of 13.74 ppb
(3.74 ppb)
4Meridian Water Dept
Meridian, ID
46,5001 of 13 ppb
(3 ppb)
5Fairview Estates
ID
4001 of 12 ppb
(2 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 Idaho

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Idaho