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Lead (total) in Ohio


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 Ohio

30 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)
1Geauga County-Bainbridge
Chardon, OH
1,2761 of 123 ppb
(23 ppb)
2City of Aurora
Aurora, OH
13,9172 of 220.83 ppb
(2.67 to 39 ppb)
3Fowler Mobile Home Court
Fowler, OH
631 of 219.5 ppb
(0 to 39 ppb)
4Village of Middlefield
Middlefield, OH
3,3001 of 216 ppb
(0 to 32 ppb)
5City of Logan
Logan, OH
9,2251 of 111.8 ppb
(11.8 ppb)
6New Dover Estates
Troy, OH
2442 of 36.14 ppb
(0 to 16.9 ppb)
7Village of Frazeysburg
Frazeysburg, OH
1,2011 of 24.52 ppb
(0 to 9.03 ppb)
8Lake Lucerne Club Co.
Chagrin Falls, OH
9801 of 44.5 ppb
(0 to 18 ppb)
9Cloverleaf Mobile Home P
Valley City, OH
662 of 24.1 ppb
(2.7 to 5.5 ppb)
10MT Air Improvement Corp
Columbus, OH
1101 of 13.21 ppb
(3.21 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 Ohio

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Ohio