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Lead (total) in Michigan

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 Michigan

224 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
1Meadowbrook Med Care Facility
Bellaire, MI
1131 of 119.6 ppb
(19.6 ppb)
2General White Apartments
East Lansing, MI
502 of 218 ppb
(5 to 31 ppb)
3Mack. Co. Housing-Curtis
Curtis, MI
502 of 215 ppb
(15 ppb)
Jackson, MI
37,8731 of 214.75 ppb
(0 to 29.5 ppb)
5City of Howell
Howell, MI
9,2324 of 414.71 ppb
(0.86 to 53 ppb)
6Coventry Woods Mobile Home Park
Novi, MI
4384 of 414.25 ppb
(1 to 49 ppb)
7Country Village
Ann Arbor, MI
1881 of 113 ppb
(13 ppb)
8Bingham Township
St. Johns, MI
252 of 29.57 ppb
(6.33 to 12.8 ppb)
Stephenson, MI
9041 of 19 ppb
(9 ppb)
10Columbia Lakes Estates
East Lansing, MI
256 of 68.53 ppb
(2 to 35 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 Michigan

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Michigan