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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: 74

Highest level detected in 2017: 4.0 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
2017-06-27AE152014.00 ppb
2017-06-27AE152014.00 ppb
2017-05-23AE141983.00 ppb
2017-04-24AE138753.00 ppb
2017-04-24AE138753.00 ppb
2017-05-23AE142023.00 ppb
2017-05-23AE141983.00 ppb
2017-05-23AE142023.00 ppb
2017-07-25AE159282.00 ppb
2017-07-25AE159282.00 ppb
2017-07-18AE157121.000 ppb
2017-05-15AE141481.000 ppb
2017-12-05AE201041.000 ppb
2017-05-15AE141441.000 ppb
2017-05-15AE141481.000 ppb
2017-06-19AE148751.000 ppb
2017-06-05AE142991.000 ppb
2017-06-05AE142991.000 ppb
2017-05-15AE141441.000 ppb
2017-06-19AE148751.000 ppb
2017-11-28AE200791.000 ppb
2017-07-18AE157241.000 ppb
2017-07-18AE157201.000 ppb
2017-12-05AE201041.000 ppb
2017-11-28AE200791.000 ppb
2017-07-18AE157121.000 ppb
2017-07-18AE157241.000 ppb
2017-07-18AE157201.000 ppb
2017-06-27AE15217ND
2017-06-27AE15213ND
2017-06-27AE15209ND
2017-08-02AE16227ND
2017-06-19AE14879ND
2017-06-27AE15217ND
2017-08-02AE16227ND
2017-07-18AE15716ND
2017-06-27AE15205ND
2017-07-25AE15924ND
2017-07-25AE15924ND
2017-06-27AE15209ND
2017-06-27AE15213ND
2017-07-18AE15716ND
2017-06-27AE15205ND
2017-06-19AE14879ND
2017-06-05AE14303ND
2017-04-24AE13859ND
2017-04-24AE13863ND
2017-04-24AE13859ND
2017-01-23AE13402ND
2017-01-23AE13402ND
2017-01-17AE13398ND
2017-01-17AE13397ND
2017-01-17AE13396ND
2017-01-17AE13395ND
2017-01-17AE13399ND
2017-01-17AE13398ND
2017-01-17AE13397ND
2017-01-17AE13396ND
2017-04-24AE13863ND
2017-05-15AE14136ND
2017-06-05AE14287ND
2017-06-05AE14303ND
2017-01-17AE13399ND
2017-06-05AE14287ND
2017-05-23AE14210ND
2017-05-23AE14206ND
2017-05-23AE14210ND
2017-05-23AE14206ND
2017-05-15AE14152ND
2017-05-15AE14140ND
2017-05-15AE14136ND
2017-05-15AE14152ND
2017-05-15AE14140ND
2017-01-17AE13395ND
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