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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: 30

Highest level detected in 2017: 17.4 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
2017-08-261941017.4 ppb
2017-09-20197844.96 ppb
2017-07-29186843.28 ppb
2017-08-2819380ND
2017-08-2919455ND
2017-08-3119456ND
2017-09-0619582ND
2017-09-0919621ND
2017-09-1119667ND
2017-09-1119620ND
2017-09-1819746ND
2017-09-1819747ND
2017-09-1819847ND
2017-09-1919770ND
2017-08-2419379ND
2017-08-2219260ND
2017-08-1419013ND
2017-07-1718313ND
2017-07-1718312ND
2017-07-1918440ND
2017-07-2518545ND
2017-08-0118786ND
2017-08-0118755ND
2017-08-0519114ND
2017-08-0918987ND
2017-08-0919014ND
2017-08-1018999ND
2017-08-1419115ND
2017-08-1419012ND
2017-07-1718311ND
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