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Lead (total) in Nebraska

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 Nebraska

516 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
1City of Dakota City
Dakota City, NE
1,4705 of 515.18 ppb
(1.07 to 59.84 ppb)
2Village of Steinauer
Steinauer, NE
783 of 310.09 ppb
(4.86 to 16.16 ppb)
3Sarpy Co. Sid #29
Gretna, NE
1101 of 18.26 ppb
(8.26 ppb)
4Cheyenne Co. Sid #1
Sidney, NE
3002 of 27.68 ppb
(2 to 13.35 ppb)
5Platte Valley Academy School
Shelton, NE
901 of 17.61 ppb
(7.61 ppb)
6City of Wisner
Wisner, NE
1,2186 of 66.26 ppb
(2.33 to 18.43 ppb)
7Village of Bloomington
Bloomington, NE
1243 of 36.26 ppb
(1.12 to 16.5 ppb)
8Village of Douglas
Douglas, NE
2311 of 16.11 ppb
(6.11 ppb)
9Village of Firth
Firth, NE
5644 of 45.89 ppb
(4.54 to 7.32 ppb)
10Village of Cook
Cook, NE
3232 of 25.79 ppb
(3.89 to 7.7 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 Nebraska

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nebraska