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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: 3.1 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
2017-08-038101293.10 ppb
2017-05-10759592ND
2017-07-17801702ND
2017-07-17801699ND
2017-07-17801701ND
2017-07-18801700ND
2017-07-25805953ND
2017-07-28810128ND
2017-08-01810127ND
2017-08-03816016ND
2017-08-03810130ND
2017-08-05816015ND
2017-08-11820868ND
2017-08-12820865ND
2017-07-14801697ND
2017-07-13801698ND
2017-07-13797706ND
2017-06-29790204ND
2017-06-30790202ND
2017-06-30790208ND
2017-06-30790207ND
2017-06-30790206ND
2017-06-30790205ND
2017-06-30790203ND
2017-06-30790201ND
2017-07-06797060ND
2017-07-07797061ND
2017-07-07797062ND
2017-07-07797059ND
2017-07-11797063ND
2017-08-18824301ND
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