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Lead (total) in Vermont


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 Vermont

277 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)
1Coburn Mhp
Clarendon, VT
1264 of 428.37 ppb
(0.8 to 60 ppb)
2Mountain Water Company
Warren, VT
2,40012 of 1617.4 ppb
(0 to 45.56 ppb)
3Huntington Fire District 1
Huntington, VT
1253 of 315.84 ppb
(0.2 to 33.5 ppb)
4Alpine Haven
Westfield, VT
4002 of 314.53 ppb
(0 to 23.6 ppb)
5Ranmar Corp Mhp
Berlin, VT
403 of 413.38 ppb
(0 to 50 ppb)
6East Calais Fire District 1
Calais, VT
2002 of 410.88 ppb
(0 to 40 ppb)
7Berlin Health Rehabilitation
Berlin, VT
3781 of 210 ppb
(0 to 20 ppb)
8Craftsbury Fire District 2
Craftsbury, VT
4201 of 38.67 ppb
(0 to 26 ppb)
9Mountaindale
Dover, VT
543 of 58.55 ppb
(0 to 21.75 ppb)
10Proctor Water Dept
Proctor, VT
2,20010 of 108.53 ppb
(0.5 to 49 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 Vermont

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Vermont