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: 390.0 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
2019-06-198637-061919-007P 390.0 ppb
2019-06-198637-061919-016P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-032P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-031P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-030P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-029P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-028P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-027P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-025P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-024P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-023P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-022P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-021P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-019P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-018P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-017P ND
2019-06-188637-061819-003P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-015P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-014P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-013P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-012P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-011P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-010P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-009P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-006P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-005P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-004P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-002P ND
2019-06-198637-061919-001P ND
2019-06-188637-061819-026P ND

Read more about lead here.