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: 10

Highest level detected in 2019: 0.0 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
2019-09-18S3866A ND
2019-09-18S3867 ND
2019-09-18S3868 ND
2019-09-18S3869 ND
2019-09-18S3870 ND
2019-09-18S3871 ND
2019-09-18S3872 ND
2019-09-18S3935 ND
2019-09-20S3936 ND
2019-09-20S3937 ND

Read more about lead here.