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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Long Lake Mobile Home Estates

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2021 - March 2021), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility Details

  • Ionia County, Michigan
  • Serves: 68
  • Data available: 2014-2019
  • Source: Groundwater

Contaminants Detected

1

EXCEED
EWG HEALTH
GUIDELINES

2 Total Contaminants

  • Legal does not necessarily equal safe. Getting a passing grade from the federal government does not mean the water meets the latest health guidelines.
  • Legal limits for contaminants in tap water have not been updated in almost 20 years.
  • The best way to ensure clean tap water is to keep pollution out of source water in the first place.

Legal ≠ Safe

EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.

The federal government’s legal limits are not health-protective. The EPA has not set a new tap water standard in almost 20 years, and some standards are more than 40 years old.

Contaminants Detected

Total PFOS and PFOA

Potential Effect: 857x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY6.00 ppt
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.007 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
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Total PFOS and PFOA

more about
this contaminant

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOS, PFOA and other perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

Total PFOS and PFOA was found at 857 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.007 ppt or less

This Utility

6 ppt

National Average

1.06 ppt

State Average

0.785 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppt = parts per trillion

Health Risks

EWG applied the health guideline of 0.007 ppt, defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal for PFOA, to PFOS and PFOA combined. This health guideline protects against cancer

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Runoff & Sprawl

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Includes chemicals detected in 2017-2019 for which annual utility averages exceeded an EWG-selected health guideline established by a federal or state public health authority.

Long Lake Mobile Home Estates compliance with legally mandated federal standards:

  • From April 2019 to March 2021, Long Lake Mobile Home Estates complied with health-based drinking water standards.

Information in this section on Long Lake Mobile Home Estates comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).

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Water Filters That Can Reduce Contaminant Levels

ContaminantActivated Carbonactivated carbonReverse Osmosisreverse osmosisIon Exchangeion exchange
CONTAMINANTS ABOVE
HEALTH GUIDELINES
Total PFOS and PFOA
OTHER CONTAMINANTS
DETECTED
Total PFAS

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Contact Your Local Official

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Filter Out Contaminants

Check out our recommendations for filters to protect your water against the detected contaminants.

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