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Lead (total) in New Jersey

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 New Jersey

501 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
1Oceanview Ctr For Rehab and Continuing C
1206 of 627.11 ppb
(4.84 to 58.63 ppb)
2New Lisbon Development Ctr
Woodland Twp, NJ
2,0141 of 118.36 ppb
(18.36 ppb)
3NJ American Water-Twin Lakes
Short Hills, NJ
2506 of 918.11 ppb
(0 to 153 ppb)
4Seaview Water Company
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
3002 of 217.49 ppb
(4.8 to 30.18 ppb)
5Tower East Mobile Home Park
Mckee City, NJ
802 of 317.17 ppb
(0 to 38.6 ppb)
6Sandy Point Mobile Home
Jefferson Twp, NJ
701 of 115 ppb
(15 ppb)
7Lower Twp Mua
Villas, NJ
9,7001 of 111.29 ppb
(11.29 ppb)
8Sparta Twp Water Summit
Hardyston Twp., NJ
22011 of 1510.39 ppb
(0 to 109 ppb)
9Clayton Water Department
Clayton, NJ
7,1554 of 49.31 ppb
(0.47 to 25.15 ppb)
10Passaic Valley Water Commission
Totowa, NJ
314,90030 of 388.99 ppb
(0 to 51 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 New Jersey

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in New Jersey since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly1