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Lead (total) in Virginia


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 Virginia

573 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)
1Luray Homes
Luray, VA
653 of 465.8 ppb
(0 to 133 ppb)
2New Castle
New Castle, VA
1,2382 of 415.66 ppb
(0 to 61.1 ppb)
3Twin Oaks Trailer Park
Blue Ridge, VA
502 of 512.85 ppb
(0 to 54.2 ppb)
4Rosedale/Callaghan
Covington, VA
8003 of 311.63 ppb
(1.06 to 24.4 ppb)
5Lakewood Trailer Court
South Boston, VA
802 of 510.97 ppb
(0 to 36.5 ppb)
6Quantico Mcb-Camp Barrett
Quantico, VA
5,4477 of 710.39 ppb
(1.4 to 26.28 ppb)
7Town of Middletown
Middletown, VA
1,1204 of 69.97 ppb
(0 to 55 ppb)
8Town of Independence
Independence, VA
7913 of 49.59 ppb
(0 to 23.98 ppb)
9Ridgecrest Subdivision
Roanoke, VA
521 of 39.58 ppb
(0 to 28.75 ppb)
10Nasa Wallops Flight Center
Wallops Island, VA
1,6258 of 129.52 ppb
(0 to 51.4 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 Virginia

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Virginia