Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

Donate
water fountain

What About Lead?

Iowa-American Water Company - Davenport - click here to return to the utility page.

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: 55

Highest level detected in 2017: 11.0 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
2017-07-133577700111.0 ppb
2017-08-24357702014.00 ppb
2017-08-17357734013.00 ppb
2017-09-20357719013.00 ppb
2017-07-27357752012.00 ppb
2017-09-07357708012.00 ppb
2017-07-24357750012.00 ppb
2017-09-20357721012.00 ppb
2017-08-08357762012.00 ppb
2017-08-31357704012.00 ppb
2017-07-13357768011.000 ppb
2017-07-15357771011.000 ppb
2017-08-17357723011.000 ppb
2017-09-21357725011.000 ppb
2017-08-23357767011.000 ppb
2017-09-0635770501ND
2017-09-0635771001ND
2017-09-0735770601ND
2017-09-0735770701ND
2017-09-0135770301ND
2017-09-0735770901ND
2017-09-1235772401ND
2017-09-2235772601ND
2017-09-2035772201ND
2017-09-1935772001ND
2017-09-1535771701ND
2017-09-1535771501ND
2017-09-1535771801ND
2017-09-1435771601ND
2017-09-1435771401ND
2017-09-1435771301ND
2017-09-1335771101ND
2017-08-0835776301ND
2017-08-2435777501ND
2017-07-2935775801ND
2017-07-2735775401ND
2017-07-2735775301ND
2017-07-1135776601ND
2017-07-2735775501ND
2017-07-1935775101ND
2017-07-1935774801ND
2017-07-1935777301ND
2017-07-1835774901ND
2017-07-3135775901ND
2017-07-3135775701ND
2017-08-2335777401ND
2017-08-2235775601ND
2017-07-1835777201ND
2017-08-1735774501ND
2017-08-1235771201ND
2017-08-1035770101ND
2017-08-1035776501ND
2017-08-0735776101ND
2017-08-0435776001ND
2017-07-1335776901ND
MORE
LESS

Read more about lead here.