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 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: 247

Highest level detected in 2017: 59.1 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
2017-10-03BB9563859.1 ppb
2017-04-19BB8806044.3 ppb
2017-10-04BB9556133.9 ppb
2017-04-18BB8807032.2 ppb
2017-04-18BB8827732.2 ppb
2017-04-19BB8798031.7 ppb
2017-09-26BB9564629.1 ppb
2017-10-03BB9569128.8 ppb
2017-10-05BB9569426.9 ppb
2017-10-02BB9561226.3 ppb
2017-10-02BB9565926.2 ppb
2017-04-18BB8826726.0 ppb
2017-04-18BB8827325.8 ppb
2017-04-18BB8824024.5 ppb
2017-10-03BB9565221.7 ppb
2017-10-04BB9565119.5 ppb
2017-04-18BB8824519.1 ppb
2017-04-19BB8797518.7 ppb
2017-10-03BB9566018.4 ppb
2017-10-03BB9566117.9 ppb
2017-10-04BB9570617.8 ppb
2017-04-19BB8805717.5 ppb
2017-10-01BB9566917.5 ppb
2017-10-04BB9559517.2 ppb
2017-10-03BB9568816.8 ppb
2017-10-04BB9568916.7 ppb
2017-04-18BB8827016.6 ppb
2017-10-03BB9569516.4 ppb
2017-10-03BB9566815.9 ppb
2017-04-18BB8824714.9 ppb
2017-10-04BB9553814.9 ppb
2017-09-30BB9561414.7 ppb
2017-09-29BB9559213.8 ppb
2017-10-03BB9558113.8 ppb
2017-10-03BB9560713.6 ppb
2017-10-03BB9570513.2 ppb
2017-04-18BB8800213.1 ppb
2017-10-02BB9558912.8 ppb
2017-10-03BB9557512.6 ppb
2017-09-30BB9560312.5 ppb
2017-10-03BB9569812.5 ppb
2017-10-04BB9554212.1 ppb
2017-04-18BB8823611.8 ppb
2017-10-03BB9567411.1 ppb
2017-10-04BB9553711.1 ppb
2017-10-02BB9582110.5 ppb
2017-10-06BB9569210.4 ppb
2017-10-04BB9556410.3 ppb
2017-09-30BB9559110.2 ppb
2017-10-03BB9557810.1 ppb
2017-10-10BB9587610.1 ppb
2017-10-02BB9565810.00 ppb
2017-04-19BB880539.90 ppb
2017-04-19BB880649.73 ppb
2017-10-02BB956759.71 ppb
2017-04-17BB882769.32 ppb
2017-04-19BB879859.19 ppb
2017-10-03BB956479.15 ppb
2017-10-04BB956659.12 ppb
2017-04-19BB882729.09 ppb
2017-09-28BB955939.09 ppb
2017-10-03BB956669.03 ppb
2017-04-18BB880619.01 ppb
2017-10-03BB955628.82 ppb
2017-04-18BB882648.76 ppb
2017-09-26BB956578.69 ppb
2017-10-03BB955908.56 ppb
2017-10-06BB958248.37 ppb
2017-10-03BB956068.36 ppb
2017-10-04BB956138.31 ppb
2017-04-19BB880588.21 ppb
2017-10-02BB955638.00 ppb
2017-10-02BB956738.00 ppb
2017-04-18BB880727.93 ppb
2017-10-03BB955337.92 ppb
2017-04-19BB879767.88 ppb
2017-04-16BB880487.67 ppb
2017-10-03BB956047.62 ppb
2017-04-16BB880507.61 ppb
2017-09-25BB955947.31 ppb
2017-10-05BB955717.07 ppb
2017-04-18BB882427.02 ppb
2017-10-03BB956397.01 ppb
2017-09-27BB956106.97 ppb
2017-10-01BB955836.96 ppb
2017-04-18BB882626.92 ppb
2017-10-06BB958266.92 ppb
2017-10-03BB956716.82 ppb
2017-10-03BB955796.75 ppb
2017-04-18BB880626.50 ppb
2017-10-02BB955826.48 ppb
2017-10-04BB956876.41 ppb
2017-04-16BB879906.37 ppb
2017-10-05BB955416.33 ppb
2017-10-01BB956426.21 ppb
2017-04-18BB882746.18 ppb
2017-10-02BB955706.16 ppb
2017-09-27BB957036.02 ppb
2017-10-03BB955855.94 ppb
2017-10-04BB955965.89 ppb
2017-10-03BB956645.83 ppb
2017-10-03BB956115.72 ppb
2017-10-06BB956405.72 ppb
2017-10-04BB957075.70 ppb
2017-10-01BB955845.66 ppb
2017-04-19BB880765.56 ppb
2017-10-05BB955695.50 ppb
2017-04-19BB879795.43 ppb
2017-04-15BB880445.38 ppb
2017-10-04BB958275.36 ppb
2017-10-01BB957045.20 ppb
2017-10-03BB956085.15 ppb
2017-10-03BB958285.09 ppb
2017-10-03BB955985.08 ppb
2017-04-19BB879814.74 ppb
2017-04-18BB880684.48 ppb
2017-10-03BB956004.46 ppb
2017-04-18BB880424.45 ppb
2017-04-18BB882464.44 ppb
2017-04-19BB881144.31 ppb
2017-10-03BB955764.30 ppb
2017-04-18BB879984.29 ppb
2017-10-02BB955354.25 ppb
2017-04-18BB882664.23 ppb
2017-10-03BB957004.21 ppb
2017-09-27BB956534.20 ppb
2017-10-01BB955664.18 ppb
2017-10-02BB956014.13 ppb
2017-10-03BB955864.13 ppb
2017-10-03BB957084.13 ppb
2017-09-26BB956023.98 ppb
2017-10-03BB956413.98 ppb
2017-10-04BB955653.98 ppb
2017-10-13BB958773.96 ppb
2017-10-03BB956723.94 ppb
2017-10-03BB956553.93 ppb
2017-04-19BB879823.69 ppb
2017-09-25BB955723.65 ppb
2017-04-19BB879713.63 ppb
2017-10-03BB956503.59 ppb
2017-10-03BB956053.53 ppb
2017-04-17BB880453.48 ppb
2017-10-04BB956373.48 ppb
2017-04-19BB881123.43 ppb
2017-10-03BB956483.43 ppb
2017-09-26BB956853.28 ppb
2017-04-19BB880523.24 ppb
2017-04-17BB880513.23 ppb
2017-10-01BB956633.19 ppb
2017-04-17BB879953.16 ppb
2017-10-03BB955673.15 ppb
2017-10-02BB955803.14 ppb
2017-04-18BB880693.10 ppb
2017-10-04BB957013.08 ppb
2017-10-02BB956492.95 ppb
2017-10-03BB956932.95 ppb
2017-10-03BB955872.92 ppb
2017-04-19BB879772.82 ppb
2017-04-19BB882652.80 ppb
2017-04-18BB880392.79 ppb
2017-10-03BB956672.76 ppb
2017-10-03BB956902.76 ppb
2017-10-03BB955742.73 ppb
2017-04-18BB880662.68 ppb
2017-10-04BB955342.68 ppb
2017-04-19BB880432.65 ppb
2017-04-13BB879972.62 ppb
2017-04-14BB879942.62 ppb
2017-04-18BB881132.48 ppb
2017-04-18BB882782.44 ppb
2017-09-29BB956562.44 ppb
2017-04-25BB882632.41 ppb
2017-10-10BB958252.36 ppb
2017-04-18BB880402.34 ppb
2017-10-01BB956972.34 ppb
2017-04-15BB879992.29 ppb
2017-04-19BB880562.21 ppb
2017-10-04BB955882.19 ppb
2017-04-15BB881152.15 ppb
2017-10-04BB955392.14 ppb
2017-04-18BB879962.08 ppb
2017-04-20BB880542.07 ppb
2017-10-06BB958232.06 ppb
2017-04-18BB880461.95 ppb
2017-10-13BB958221.92 ppb
2017-04-18BB882431.90 ppb
2017-10-04BB955361.90 ppb
2017-04-21BB881171.83 ppb
2017-04-19BB879721.75 ppb
2017-04-18BB882341.73 ppb
2017-04-18BB880671.70 ppb
2017-04-19BB879781.69 ppb
2017-04-18BB882411.60 ppb
2017-04-18BB880371.58 ppb
2017-09-25BB956961.54 ppb
2017-04-18BB880471.50 ppb
2017-04-19BB882491.42 ppb
2017-04-18BB879871.36 ppb
2017-04-19BB882691.28 ppb
2017-04-18BB880411.21 ppb
2017-09-25BB955401.19 ppb
2017-10-02BB956361.17 ppb
2017-10-03BB955971.15 ppb
2017-04-18BB882791.12 ppb
2017-04-18BB881161.11 ppb
2017-10-03BB955681.10 ppb
2017-04-18BB882751.08 ppb
2017-04-11BB880381.06 ppb
2017-09-26BB957021.05 ppb
2017-10-04BB956541.05 ppb
2017-04-18BB882481.04 ppb
2017-04-18BB880631.03 ppb
2017-04-18BB881181.01 ppb
2017-04-19BB879841.01 ppb
2017-04-18BB880711.000 ppb
2017-10-03BB956861.000 ppb
2017-04-18BB879740.980 ppb
2017-04-19BB879890.870 ppb
2017-04-18BB882710.860 ppb
2017-04-19BB879700.840 ppb
2017-04-19BB880490.840 ppb
2017-04-11BB880030.830 ppb
2017-04-17BB880010.820 ppb
2017-04-20BB882390.820 ppb
2017-04-19BB880650.810 ppb
2017-10-03BB955990.810 ppb
2017-10-04BB956990.810 ppb
2017-10-03BB955770.730 ppb
2017-04-18BB879880.690 ppb
2017-04-18BB880730.660 ppb
2017-04-18BB882370.640 ppb
2017-04-18BB882380.640 ppb
2017-04-18BB882680.510 ppb
2017-04-19BB880550.460 ppb
2017-04-18BB882350.410 ppb
2017-04-18BB880750.390 ppb
2017-09-30BB956620.350 ppb
2017-10-01BB956090.320 ppb
2017-04-17BB880000.290 ppb
2017-04-18BB882440.260 ppb
2017-04-18BB880590.260 ppb
2017-04-18BB879860.250 ppb
2017-04-19BB881190.110 ppb
2017-11-14BB972130.110 ppb
2017-04-16BB879830.0700 ppb
2017-04-18BB880740.0700 ppb
2017-10-04BB956700.0700 ppb

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