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Lead (total) in Maine

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 Maine

195 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
1Turner Square Apartments
Turner, ME
631 of 176 ppb
(76 ppb)
2Lakehurst Acres
Augusta, ME
9312 of 1229.9 ppb
(0.5 to 110 ppb)
3Rivers Bend Mobile Home Park
Caribou, ME
351 of 114 ppb
(14 ppb)
4Cold Spring Water Company
Lamoine, ME
1383 of 49.02 ppb
(0 to 35 ppb)
5Presque Isle Water District
Presque Isle, ME
5,82525 of 338.26 ppb
(0 to 66 ppb)
6Washburn Water Dept.
Washburn, ME
7681 of 17.4 ppb
(7.4 ppb)
7Canton Water District
Canton, ME
28510 of 166.38 ppb
(0 to 48.5 ppb)
8Hampden Water District
Hampden, ME
3,9651 of 16.2 ppb
(6.2 ppb)
9Hebron Heights
Rockwood, ME
301 of 15.7 ppb
(5.7 ppb)
10Northern Spring Park
Poland, ME
753 of 45.63 ppb
(0 to 14.34 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 Maine

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Maine