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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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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: 30

Highest level detected in 2019: 2.0 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
2019-09-11LLI667322.00 ppb
2019-10-10LLI705042.00 ppb
2019-09-12LLI667262.00 ppb
2019-09-29LLI685151.000 ppb
2019-09-16LLI66725ND
2019-09-11LLI66713ND
2019-10-10LLI70503ND
2019-09-30LLI68518ND
2019-09-30LLI68519ND
2019-09-30LLI68517ND
2019-09-30LLI68514ND
2019-09-29LLI68516ND
2019-09-20LLI66715ND
2019-09-19LLI66722ND
2019-09-19LLI66717ND
2019-09-18LLI66718ND
2019-09-17LLI66716ND
2019-09-11LLI66724ND
2019-09-15LLI66719ND
2019-09-13LLI66734ND
2019-09-13LLI66727ND
2019-09-13LLI66733ND
2019-09-13LLI66721ND
2019-09-13LLI66720ND
2019-09-12LLI66729ND
2019-09-12LLI66730ND
2019-09-12LLI66723ND
2019-09-12LLI66731ND
2019-09-12LLI66728ND
2019-09-12LLI66714ND
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