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Lead (total) in Oregon


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 Oregon

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)
1City of Albany
Albany, OR
45,0002 of 109.09 ppb
(0 to 49.2 ppb)
2Idaho Power-Oxbow Village
Oxbow, OR
751 of 19 ppb
(9 ppb)
3Willamettans, The
Springfirld, OR
601 of 18.15 ppb
(8.15 ppb)
4Sunset Hills Subdivision
Bend, OR
301 of 16.45 ppb
(6.45 ppb)
5Mulkey RV Park
Mcminnville, OR
1201 of 14 ppb
(4 ppb)
6Avion WC - Brasada Ranch
Bend, OR
252 of 33.97 ppb
(0 to 6.92 ppb)
7Cline Butte Utilities
Redmond, OR
3002 of 23 ppb
(2 to 4 ppb)
8Warren Water Association
St Helens, OR
2,0501 of 42.75 ppb
(0 to 11 ppb)
9Rockwood Pud
Portland, OR
53,9001 of 12.4 ppb
(2.4 ppb)
10Prairie City
Prairie City, OR
1,0452 of 32.33 ppb
(0 to 4 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 Oregon

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Oregon