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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: 2.2 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
2017-08-178214892.20 ppb
2017-06-01769534ND
2017-08-15821486ND
2017-08-16822090ND
2017-08-16821473ND
2017-08-16821482ND
2017-08-16821485ND
2017-08-16821487ND
2017-08-16821469ND
2017-08-16821475ND
2017-08-17821479ND
2017-08-17821488ND
2017-08-18829536ND
2017-08-25829535ND
2017-08-15821472ND
2017-08-15821490ND
2017-08-15821483ND
2017-08-14821468ND
2017-08-14821481ND
2017-08-15821467ND
2017-08-15821477ND
2017-08-15821478ND
2017-08-15821480ND
2017-08-15821474ND
2017-08-15821484ND
2017-08-15821465ND
2017-08-15821470ND
2017-08-15821476ND
2017-08-15821471ND
2017-08-15821466ND
2017-08-25829534ND
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