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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: 79

Highest level detected in 2017: 15.0 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
2017-05-233531487102815.0 ppb
2017-05-233531487100112.0 ppb
2017-05-23353148710052.00 ppb
2017-05-23353148710241.90 ppb
2017-05-22353148710321.40 ppb
2017-12-03353635150081.20 ppb
2017-12-02353635150310.990 ppb
2017-12-04353635150360.820 ppb
2017-12-01353635150210.770 ppb
2017-05-23353148710220.730 ppb
2017-12-0435363515002ND
2017-12-0435363515004ND
2017-12-0435363515006ND
2017-12-0435363515013ND
2017-12-0435363515018ND
2017-12-0435363515012ND
2017-12-0435363515011ND
2017-12-0235363515028ND
2017-12-0435363515009ND
2017-12-0435363515005ND
2017-12-0335363515019ND
2017-12-0335363515034ND
2017-12-0335363515007ND
2017-12-0235363515025ND
2017-12-0435363515015ND
2017-12-0435363515017ND
2017-12-1135363515030ND
2017-12-0635363515038ND
2017-12-0635363515010ND
2017-12-0535363515029ND
2017-12-0535363515003ND
2017-12-0535363515027ND
2017-12-0535363515014ND
2017-12-1235363515022ND
2017-12-0535363515001ND
2017-12-0535363515032ND
2017-12-0435363515024ND
2017-12-0435363515039ND
2017-12-0435363515035ND
2017-12-0435363515033ND
2017-12-0435363515026ND
2017-12-0435363515020ND
2017-12-1235363515037ND
2017-12-0135363515023ND
2017-05-2335314871015ND
2017-05-2335314871014ND
2017-05-2335314871007ND
2017-05-2335314871004ND
2017-05-2335314871002ND
2017-05-2335314871038ND
2017-05-2335314871033ND
2017-05-2335314871029ND
2017-05-2335314871019ND
2017-05-2335314871017ND
2017-05-2335314871013ND
2017-05-2335314871012ND
2017-05-2335314871011ND
2017-05-2335314871010ND
2017-05-2335314871009ND
2017-05-2335314871006ND
2017-05-2335314871021ND
2017-05-2335314871026ND
2017-12-0135363515016ND
2017-05-2535314871016ND
2017-05-2435314871003ND
2017-05-2435314871008ND
2017-05-2335314871037ND
2017-05-2335314871025ND
2017-05-2335314871023ND
2017-05-2335314871020ND
2017-05-2335314871040ND
2017-05-2335314871039ND
2017-05-2335314871036ND
2017-05-2335314871035ND
2017-05-2335314871034ND
2017-05-2335314871031ND
2017-05-2335314871030ND
2017-05-2335314871027ND
2017-05-2235314871018ND
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