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Lead (total) in Nevada


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 Nevada

26 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)
1Lamoille Water Users Assoc
Elko, NV
2001 of 119 ppb
(19 ppb)
2Sierra Shadows Genoa Lakes
Minden, NV
6631 of 27.5 ppb
(0 to 15 ppb)
3Jobs Peak Water System
Minden, NV
3461 of 17 ppb
(7 ppb)
4South Crestview Homeowners
Elko, NV
601 of 17 ppb
(7 ppb)
5Sunrise Estates
Minden, NV
911 of 24.05 ppb
(0 to 8.1 ppb)
6Ely Maximum Security Prison Ndop
Ely, NV
1,0301 of 24 ppb
(0 to 8 ppb)
7Blue Diamond Water Company
Las Vegas, NV
3101 of 43.75 ppb
(0 to 15 ppb)
8Fernley Public Works
Fernley, NV
14,0001 of 23.5 ppb
(0 to 7 ppb)
9Cottonwood Mhp
Carson City, NV
2501 of 12.4 ppb
(2.4 ppb)
10Goldfield Town Water
Goldfield, NV
3502 of 22.25 ppb
(1.5 to 3 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 Nevada

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nevada