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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: 20

Highest level detected in 2019: 2.9 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
2019-08-01190818242.93 ppb
2019-08-04190818291.48 ppb
2019-08-2319083656ND
2019-09-0619091432ND
2019-09-0619091431ND
2019-09-0619091430ND
2019-09-0519091428ND
2019-09-0519091427ND
2019-09-0319091426ND
2019-08-3119091429ND
2019-08-3119091425ND
2019-08-3119091424ND
2019-08-1419083655ND
2019-08-1319083654ND
2019-08-0819081831ND
2019-08-0819081830ND
2019-08-0219081827ND
2019-08-0119081828ND
2019-08-0119081826ND
2019-08-0119081825ND
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