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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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What About Lead?

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According to EWG’s analysis of 2017 lead testing results, this utility complied with federal water quality regulations for lead. Under the federal Lead and Copper Rule, lead concentrations must be below 15 parts per billion (ppb) in 90 percent of households sampled. If this legal limit is exceeded, the water utility must apply measures to control lead leaching from water pipes.

Number of lead samples taken in 2017: 31

Highest level detected in 2017: 5.9 ppb

Levels of lead detected


Complying with the EPA's lead rules doesn't mean that the water is safe for children to drink. The EPA’s recent modeling suggests that lead concentrations in the 3.8 to 15 ppb range can put a formula-fed baby at risk of elevated blood lead levels. In 2009, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment set a public health goal level of 0.2 ppb for lead in drinking water to protect against even subtle IQ loss in children.

Lead Results, 2017

Samples in red indicate that the sample is above the EPA action level.

DateLab IDResult
2017-06-23Y1717900155.90 ppb
2017-06-26Y1717900052.90 ppb
2017-06-26Y1717900212.10 ppb
2017-06-26Y1717900241.60 ppb
2017-06-26Y1717900251.30 ppb
2017-06-26Y1717900071.10 ppb
2017-06-27Y171790026ND
2017-06-26Y171790009ND
2017-06-26Y171790010ND
2017-06-26Y171790011ND
2017-06-26Y171790012ND
2017-06-26Y171790013ND
2017-06-26Y171790014ND
2017-07-03Y171870031ND
2017-06-27Y171790028ND
2017-06-26Y171790017ND
2017-06-27Y171790019ND
2017-06-24Y171790016ND
2017-06-26Y171790008ND
2017-06-26Y171790006ND
2017-06-25Y171790029ND
2017-06-26Y171790018ND
2017-06-26Y171790020ND
2017-06-26Y171790022ND
2017-06-26Y171790023ND
2017-06-26Y171790027ND
2017-06-26Y171790001ND
2017-06-26Y171790003ND
2017-06-26Y171790004ND
2017-06-24Y171790002ND
2017-10-24Y172990001ND
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