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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: 37

Highest level detected in 2017: 0.0 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
2017-09-269590-030-1130ND
2017-09-149590-071-0945ND
2017-09-199590-015-1330ND
2017-09-199590-018-1300ND
2017-09-199590-020-0900ND
2017-09-199590-025-1120ND
2017-09-199590-032-1100ND
2017-09-219590-065-1145ND
2017-09-259590-019-1030ND
2017-09-269590-013-0900ND
2017-09-149590-011-0900ND
2017-09-269590-061-1100ND
2017-09-279590-007-1235ND
2017-09-279590-027-1200ND
2017-09-289590-035-0920ND
2017-09-289590-069-1315ND
2017-10-039590-029-0945ND
2017-12-129590-012-1140ND
2017-12-139590-055-1320ND
2017-09-129590-021-1115ND
2017-09-059590-001-1100ND
2017-09-059590-062-0845ND
2017-09-079590-073-1345ND
2017-09-119590-022-1115ND
2017-09-119590-034-1330ND
2017-09-119590-051-1100ND
2017-09-119590-052-1000ND
2017-09-129590-010-0930ND
2017-07-185810-002-1115ND
2017-09-129590-042-1230ND
2017-09-129590-064-1145ND
2017-09-129590-066-1030ND
2017-09-129590-070-1200ND
2017-09-129590-072-1330ND
2017-09-129590-074-0910ND
2017-09-139590-054-1335ND
2017-09-139590-056-1045ND
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