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Lead (total) in Missouri


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 Missouri

1,377 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)
1Hidden Oaks Estates
Camdenton, MO
429 of 926.49 ppb
(0.03 to 46.4 ppb)
2Red Oak Subdivision
MO
505 of 523.4 ppb
(0.96 to 39.7 ppb)
3Westview Mobile Home Park
Union, MO
452 of 223.35 ppb
(<0.01 to 46.7 ppb)
4Belleview Valley Nursing Home
Belleview, MO
1809 of 1019.91 ppb
(0 to 51.48 ppb)
5Riverview Mhp
St Clair, MO
1455 of 516.38 ppb
(0.01 to 32.4 ppb)
6Brandco Utilities
Cape Girardeau, MO
3961 of 115.62 ppb
(15.62 ppb)
7Linn Acres
MO
751 of 214.76 ppb
(0 to 29.52 ppb)
8Spring Meadows Mhp
Lonedell, MO
1321 of 313.67 ppb
(0 to 41 ppb)
9Bunker
Bunker, MO
4253 of 313.59 ppb
(<0.01 to 39.8 ppb)
10Woodland Manor Water Co Llc
Kimberling City, MO
2004 of 713.45 ppb
(0 to 91.7 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 Missouri

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Missouri