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Lead (total) in Utah

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 Utah

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
1Central Iron County Wcd
Enoch, UT
251 of 176 ppb
(76 ppb)
2Northridge AT Crosshollow
Enoch, UT
3001 of 130.4 ppb
(30.4 ppb)
3Charleston Wcd
Heber City, UT
6601 of 124.6 ppb
(24.6 ppb)
4West Slope Water Co.
Cedar City, UT
511 of 118.5 ppb
(18.5 ppb)
5Draper Irrigation Company
Highland, UT
28,0001 of 115 ppb
(15 ppb)
6Center Creek Water System
Heber, UT
2001 of 112.6 ppb
(12.6 ppb)
7Gorgoza Mutual Water Co
Park City, UT
4,2001 of 111 ppb
(11 ppb)
Eureka, UT
6001 of 18 ppb
(8 ppb)
9Church Wells Ssd
Kanab, UT
2001 of 17.2 ppb
(7.2 ppb)
10Murray City Water System
Murray, UT
36,0002 of 34 ppb
(0 to 11 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 Utah

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Utah