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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: 38

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
2017-07-24A170526640ND
2017-07-25A170526658ND
2017-07-25A170526659ND
2017-07-25A170526660ND
2017-07-25A170526661ND
2017-07-25A170526662ND
2017-07-25A170526663ND
2017-07-25A170526668ND
2017-07-26A170526665ND
2017-07-26A170526666ND
2017-07-26A170526669ND
2017-07-26A170526670ND
2017-07-26A170526671ND
2017-07-26A170526672ND
2017-07-26A170526673ND
2017-07-26A170526674ND
2017-07-26A170526676ND
2017-07-27A170526675ND
2017-07-25A170526657ND
2017-07-25A170526656ND
2017-07-24A170526643ND
2017-07-24A170526645ND
2017-07-24A170526648ND
2017-07-24A170526654ND
2017-07-24A170526664ND
2017-07-25A170526639ND
2017-07-25A170526641ND
2017-07-25A170526642ND
2017-07-25A170526644ND
2017-07-25A170526646ND
2017-07-25A170526647ND
2017-07-25A170526649ND
2017-07-25A170526650ND
2017-07-25A170526651ND
2017-07-25A170526652ND
2017-07-25A170526653ND
2017-07-25A170526655ND
2017-07-27A170526677ND
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