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What About Lead?

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According to EWG’s analysis of 2019 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 2019: 40

Highest level detected in 2019: 3.0 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, 2019

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

DateLab IDResult
2019-12-03OE9019583.00 ppb
2019-09-17OE8674023.00 ppb
2019-09-17OE8674001.000 ppb
2019-10-22OE887346ND
2019-09-17OE867395ND
2019-09-17OE867396ND
2019-09-17OE867397ND
2019-09-17OE867398ND
2019-09-17OE867401ND
2019-09-17OE867403ND
2019-09-17OE867404ND
2019-09-16OE867399ND
2019-10-25OE887345ND
2019-11-03OE892955ND
2019-11-07OE892956ND
2019-11-07OE892958ND
2019-11-10OE892957ND
2019-12-03OE901959ND
2019-12-03OE901961ND
2019-12-04OE901960ND
2019-08-20OE855292ND
2019-08-15OE853675ND
2019-08-15OE853676ND
2019-08-15OE853677ND
2019-08-16OE853673ND
2019-08-20OE853670ND
2019-08-20OE853671ND
2019-08-20OE853672ND
2019-08-20OE853674ND
2019-08-20OE853679ND
2019-08-14OE853678ND
2019-08-20OE855293ND
2019-08-20OE855294ND
2019-08-20OE855296ND
2019-08-21OE855295ND
2019-08-21OE855300ND
2019-08-21OE855301ND
2019-08-22OE855297ND
2019-08-22OE855298ND
2019-08-22OE855299ND
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