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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: 20

Highest level detected in 2017: 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, 2017

Samples in red indicate that the sample is above the EPA action level.

DateLab IDResult
2017-06-21A170511743ND
2017-06-21A170511754ND
2017-06-21A170511755ND
2017-06-21A170511756ND
2017-06-21A170511757ND
2017-06-21A170511758ND
2017-06-21A170511759ND
2017-06-21A170511760ND
2017-06-21A170511761ND
2017-06-21A170511753ND
2017-06-21A170511752ND
2017-06-21A170511744ND
2017-06-21A170511745ND
2017-06-21A170511746ND
2017-06-21A170511747ND
2017-06-21A170511748ND
2017-06-21A170511749ND
2017-06-21A170511750ND
2017-06-21A170511751ND
2017-06-21A170511762ND
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