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What About Lead?

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According to EWG’s analysis of 2017 lead testing results, this utility detected excessive lead in water served to some customers. 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: 286

Highest level detected in 2017: 137.0 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
2017-03-24PBCU8137.0 ppb
2017-05-15PBCU9884.0 ppb
2017-04-28PBCU1770.6 ppb
2017-07-28NS07281703PB-CR66.6 ppb
2017-10-04EA1004172362.1 ppb
2017-04-05PBCU1254.5 ppb
2017-08-21SS08211709PB-CR52.9 ppb
2017-08-18SS08181708PB-CR52.2 ppb
2017-05-23PBCU15051.3 ppb
2017-06-13PBCU77-A50.8 ppb
2017-09-26VA0926172246.1 ppb
2017-06-13PBCU12-A44.8 ppb
2017-09-13MS09131745PB-CR41.5 ppb
2017-11-15SP11151775PB-CR40.4 ppb
2017-09-06MP09061717PB-CR39.9 ppb
2017-05-04PBCU3339.5 ppb
2017-09-19DA09191733PB-CR38.3 ppb
2017-08-19HT08191702PB-CR36.4 ppb
2017-09-08TA09081721PB-CR33.4 ppb
2017-08-21VA08211710PB-CR32.4 ppb
2017-05-31PBCU7730.5 ppb
2017-03-31144COLU033117PB-C30.2 ppb
2017-10-04KB1004172630.2 ppb
2017-06-13PBCU33-A29.9 ppb
2017-11-09KB1109176329.9 ppb
2017-06-13PBCU87-A29.7 ppb
2017-06-13PBCU14-A28.3 ppb
2017-10-04KB1004172527.4 ppb
2017-10-17OS1017173826.9 ppb
2017-06-09PBCU71-A26.8 ppb
2017-04-05PBCU7126.4 ppb
2017-10-31SS10311770PB-CR26.3 ppb
2017-06-13PBCU17-A25.9 ppb
2017-12-18GA12181710125.7 ppb
2017-08-31CA08311716PB-CR25.6 ppb
2017-09-26NS0926172025.6 ppb
2017-10-13GS1013173625.5 ppb
2017-11-03EP1103175825.1 ppb
2017-05-01PBCU4124.5 ppb
2017-05-01PBCU8724.0 ppb
2017-06-13PBCU150-A24.0 ppb
2017-11-15CP11151774PB-CR23.4 ppb
2017-04-05PBCU7523.3 ppb
2017-06-13185ELLERY061317PB22.1 ppb
2017-10-05RS10051763PB-CR21.2 ppb
2017-06-20PBCU93-A21.0 ppb
2017-09-07CA9071724PB-CR20.9 ppb
2017-04-05PBCU1420.3 ppb
2017-11-01EA11011772PB-CR19.3 ppb
2017-03-24PBCU1517.8 ppb
2017-04-05PBCU8-A17.7 ppb
2017-09-29OS09291757PB-CR17.7 ppb
2017-05-02PBCU9617.3 ppb
2017-11-14VA1114176916.4 ppb
2017-05-09PBCU9316.1 ppb
2017-06-09PBCU32-A16.1 ppb
2017-04-05PBCU3215.9 ppb
2017-08-30MP08301713PB-CR14.9 ppb
2017-09-14US09141746PB-CR14.8 ppb
2017-01-2614SUNSET012617-PB13.7 ppb
2017-04-05PBCU7413.3 ppb
2017-03-24PBCU113.2 ppb
2017-05-02PBCU3812.6 ppb
2017-09-26WS09261753PB-CR12.6 ppb
2017-10-11GS1011173012.3 ppb
2017-10-19MS1019174712.2 ppb
2017-12-07PT1207178312.2 ppb
2017-06-20PBCU75-A12.0 ppb
2017-05-02PBCU8611.7 ppb
2017-04-25PBCU4311.0 ppb
2017-11-29NS1129177410.9 ppb
2017-06-09PBCU96-A10.6 ppb
2017-10-17CP1017173710.6 ppb
2017-08-30MS08301712PB-CR10.5 ppb
2017-05-08PBCU3710.4 ppb
2017-11-03CA1103175410.4 ppb
2017-10-11ER1011172910.3 ppb
2017-06-01PBCU12710.1 ppb
2017-09-12LS0912170710.00 ppb
2017-05-09PBCU669.92 ppb
2017-10-11LS101117329.79 ppb
2017-01-2089UNION012017-PBC9.77 ppb
2017-04-25PBCU79.70 ppb
2017-05-18PBCU519.60 ppb
2017-12-07SS120717829.42 ppb
2017-11-14VA111417709.33 ppb
2017-12-18PA121817969.20 ppb
2017-09-07EP09071720PB-CR9.13 ppb
2017-01-1989UNION011917-PBC9.12 ppb
2017-03-24PBCU269.10 ppb
2017-12-18SA121817979.04 ppb
2017-04-25PBCU508.71 ppb
2017-12-19GA1219171008.64 ppb
2017-09-12GS091217018.53 ppb
2017-10-26EA10261765PB-CR8.49 ppb
2017-11-29NS112917758.32 ppb
2017-10-27NS10271769PB-CR8.21 ppb
2017-10-04SS100417278.12 ppb
2017-06-13109PINEGROVE613PB8.10 ppb
2017-10-27RB10271768PB-CR8.00 ppb
2017-09-18NS091817127.78 ppb
2017-05-16PBCU1097.61 ppb
2017-09-25RS092517197.60 ppb
2017-11-30RS11301777PB-CR7.54 ppb
2017-09-12IS091217067.50 ppb
2017-11-14MS111417657.46 ppb
2017-09-18GA091817167.39 ppb
2017-03-24PBCU117.37 ppb
2017-11-03CA110317577.36 ppb
2017-07-19RS07191704PB-CR7.33 ppb
2017-04-11PBCU577.28 ppb
2017-04-28PBCU256.94 ppb
2017-12-16HA121617946.67 ppb
2017-04-11PBCU616.65 ppb
2017-11-29NS120717816.59 ppb
2017-04-25PBCU496.53 ppb
2017-03-24PBCU166.40 ppb
2017-10-26ES102717566.29 ppb
2017-05-02PBCU956.24 ppb
2017-09-13FA09131744PB-CR6.22 ppb
2017-09-26NS092617216.02 ppb
2017-05-09PBCU545.88 ppb
2017-04-11PBCU625.80 ppb
2017-12-19WA1219171045.74 ppb
2017-06-13PBCU98-A5.52 ppb
2017-11-03CA110317555.52 ppb
2017-11-29CA113017795.45 ppb
2017-12-14DS121417935.38 ppb
2017-05-25PBCU1495.25 ppb
2017-07-27AS07271701PB-CR5.25 ppb
2017-05-16PBCU535.18 ppb
2017-10-05PS100417285.09 ppb
2017-03-24PBCU305.08 ppb
2017-03-24PBCU9ND
2017-03-24PBCU6ND
2017-03-24PBCU4ND
2017-03-24PBCU3ND
2017-03-24PBCU20ND
2017-03-24PBCU2ND
2017-03-31195MONT033117PB-CND
2017-04-05PBCU27ND
2017-04-11PBCU64ND
2017-04-11PBCU63ND
2017-04-11PBCU60ND
2017-04-25PBCU47ND
2017-04-25PBCU45ND
2017-04-25PBCU35ND
2017-04-28PBCU28ND
2017-04-28PBCU24ND
2017-04-28PBCU23ND
2017-04-28PBCU22ND
2017-04-28PBCU19ND
2017-04-28PBCU18ND
2017-05-02PBCU94ND
2017-05-02PBCU76ND
2017-05-05PBCU82ND
2017-05-05PBCU81ND
2017-05-05PBCU80ND
2017-05-05PBCU78ND
2017-05-05PBCU72ND
2017-05-05PBCU67ND
2017-05-08PBCU90ND
2017-05-09PBCU65ND
2017-05-09PBCU52ND
2017-05-16PBCU84ND
2017-05-16PBCU129ND
2017-05-18PBCU91ND
2017-05-19PBCU148ND
2017-05-19PBCU122ND
2017-05-19PBCU112ND
2017-05-19PBCU105ND
2017-05-19PBCU104ND
2017-05-19404CHESTNUT0519PBND
2017-05-22PBCU137ND
2017-05-22PBCU115ND
2017-05-23PBCU139ND
2017-05-23PBCU125ND
2017-05-23PBCU124ND
2017-05-23PBCU123ND
2017-05-23PBCU119ND
2017-05-23PBCU118ND
2017-05-23PBCU114ND
2017-05-25PBCU147ND
2017-05-25PBCU144ND
2017-05-25PBCU142ND
2017-05-25PBCU132ND
2017-05-25PBCU131ND
2017-05-25PBCU120ND
2017-05-25PBCU106ND
2017-05-31PBCU103ND
2017-06-01PBCU128ND
2017-06-01PBCU111ND
2017-06-01PBCU110ND
2017-06-02PBCU145ND
2017-06-02PBCU136ND
2017-06-06PBCU56ND
2017-06-06PBCU146ND
2017-06-07PBCU59ND
2017-06-07PBCU46ND
2017-06-07PBCU130ND
2017-06-07PBCU108ND
2017-07-28CA07281707PB-CRND
2017-08-30NS08301711PB-CRND
2017-09-03RS09031723PB-CRND
2017-09-05MC09051718PB-CRND
2017-09-06TS09061719PB-CRND
2017-09-08PA09081725PB-CRND
2017-09-08HS09081722PB-CRND
2017-09-11PBCU55ND
2017-09-11VD09121728PB-CRND
2017-09-11BP09111710PB-CRND
2017-09-12IS09121703ND
2017-09-12IS09121705ND
2017-09-12IS09121704ND
2017-09-12MP09121708ND
2017-09-12HS06121702ND
2017-09-12BS09121729PB-CRND
2017-09-12NT09121742PB-CRND
2017-09-12SS09121743PB-CRND
2017-09-1317A09221750PB-CRND
2017-09-14HP09141709ND
2017-09-18GA09181714ND
2017-09-19GA09191717ND
2017-09-19SS09191718ND
2017-09-19GA09191715ND
2017-09-19NS09191711ND
2017-09-19NS09191713ND
2017-09-23ER09231740PB-CRND
2017-09-28RP09281755PB-CRND
2017-09-28MD09281754PB-CRND
2017-09-30US09301759PB-CRND
2017-10-04GS10041724ND
2017-10-0413A10041762PB-CRND
2017-10-06JS10061764PB-CRND
2017-10-11SS10111735ND
2017-10-11MS10111733ND
2017-10-11GS10111731ND
2017-10-11OS10111734ND
2017-10-17SS10171743ND
2017-10-17SS10171740ND
2017-10-17SS10171739ND
2017-10-17SS10171741ND
2017-10-17SS10171742ND
2017-10-18PS10041744ND
2017-10-18MS10181745ND
2017-10-19OS10191748ND
2017-10-19CS10191746ND
2017-10-24LA10241751ND
2017-10-24PS10241753ND
2017-10-24FS10241750ND
2017-10-24MS10241752ND
2017-10-24FS10241749ND
2017-11-09HA11091759ND
2017-11-09HA11091760ND
2017-11-09KA11081762ND
2017-11-09KS11091761ND
2017-11-13SA11131768ND
2017-11-14VA11141771ND
2017-11-14MS11141767ND
2017-11-14MA11141766ND
2017-11-14LA11141764ND
2017-11-21MS11211773ND
2017-11-21JS11211772ND
2017-11-29CA11291778ND
2017-11-29DA11291777ND
2017-11-29BW11291776ND
2017-11-30MA11301776PB0CRND
2017-12-04LF120417ND
2017-12-04VR120417ND
2017-12-04TH120417ND
2017-12-06BR120417ND
2017-12-07ES12071786ND
2017-12-07WS12071784ND
2017-12-07CS12071787ND
2017-12-08OS12081789ND
2017-12-08OS12081785ND
2017-12-08SFS12081788ND
2017-12-08NS12081790ND
2017-12-12OS12121791ND
2017-12-13MS12311792ND
2017-12-17WA12171795ND
2017-12-18CA12181798ND
2017-12-19WS121917105ND
2017-12-19NS12191799ND
2017-12-19FA121917102ND
2017-12-19WA121917103ND
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