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National Drinking Water Database


Passaic Valley Water Commission Utilities - Paterson, NJ


Serves 314,900 people

Lead (total)

Lead is a metal that enters water by corrosion of household plumbing systems, discharge of industrial pollution and erosion of natural deposits.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
30 days
Test Days Exceeding Legal LimitsNumber of days in which the samples taken in that day exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (Depending on the contaminant and its MCL, that may or may not trigger an MCL violation. Some MCLs are based on averages spanning several months to a year)
0 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
38 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
398 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Lead (total)Lead is a metal that enters water by corrosion of household plumbing systems, discharge of industrial pollution and erosion of natural deposits.8.99 ppb
51 ppb
Yes
MCLGA 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
No
NOTE: Each dot in the above graph represents one month.
* Water utilities are noted as exceeding the legal limit if any test is above the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Most MCLs are based on annual averages so exceeding the MCL for one test does not necessarily indicate that the system is out of compliance.

Health Based and Legal Limits for Lead (total)

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

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2006-09-2812 ppb210 to 24 ppb
2006-09-266.17 ppb630 to 18 ppb
2006-09-2518.8 ppb508 to 40 ppb
2006-09-2410 ppb1010 ppb
2006-09-2351 ppb1051 ppb
2006-09-2226.5 ppb2014 to 39 ppb
2006-09-2121.33 ppb907 to 91 ppb
2006-09-190 ppb440 ppb
2006-09-152.37 ppb35270 to 21 ppb
2006-09-140 ppb110 ppb
2006-09-084.33 ppb33250 to 58 ppb
2006-09-070 ppb440 ppb
2006-04-047.8 ppb107.8 ppb
2006-03-300 ppb110 ppb
2006-03-289.1 ppb202.5 to 15.7 ppb
2006-03-2730 ppb1030 ppb
2006-03-250 ppb110 ppb
2006-03-247.07 ppb60110 to 28.1 ppb
2006-03-235.25 ppb410 to 9.8 ppb
2006-03-207.8 ppb107.8 ppb
2006-03-171.93 ppb30200 to 11.8 ppb
2006-03-162.1 ppb320 to 6.3 ppb
2005-09-2144 ppb1044 ppb
2005-09-164.8 ppb38190 to 58.1 ppb
2005-09-143.5 ppb103.5 ppb
2005-09-0912.06 ppb4920 to 57.8 ppb
2005-09-086.8 ppb106.8 ppb
2004-09-300 ppb220 ppb
2004-09-270 ppb110 ppb
2004-09-242.5 ppb210 to 5 ppb
2004-09-233 ppb103 ppb
2004-09-2212 ppb210 to 24 ppb
2004-09-210 ppb110 ppb
2004-09-178.33 ppb910 to 31 ppb
2004-09-162.58 ppb26150 to 14 ppb
2004-09-1511.29 ppb720 to 33 ppb
2004-09-142.71 ppb42320 to 31 ppb
2004-09-134.63 ppb840 to 10 ppb