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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: 4.4 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
2017-07-06Y1718800244.40 ppb
2017-07-12Y1719400752.80 ppb
2017-07-06Y1718800071.50 ppb
2017-07-06Y1718800091.40 ppb
2017-07-06Y1718800171.20 ppb
2017-07-06Y171880019ND
2017-07-06Y171880020ND
2017-07-06Y171880021ND
2017-07-06Y171880022ND
2017-01-04Y170050018ND
2017-07-06Y171880023ND
2017-07-06Y171880025ND
2017-07-06Y171880026ND
2017-07-06Y171880027ND
2017-07-12Y171940076ND
2017-07-06Y171880016ND
2017-07-06Y171880015ND
2017-07-06Y171880014ND
2017-07-05Y171880018ND
2017-07-06Y171880001ND
2017-07-06Y171880002ND
2017-07-06Y171880003ND
2017-07-06Y171880004ND
2017-07-06Y171880005ND
2017-07-06Y171880006ND
2017-07-06Y171880008ND
2017-07-06Y171880010ND
2017-07-06Y171880011ND
2017-07-06Y171880012ND
2017-07-06Y171880013ND
2017-07-12Y171940077ND
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