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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: 30

Highest level detected in 2019: 92.0 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, 2019

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

DateLab IDResult
2019-06-12Q193688200992.0 ppb
2019-06-11Q19368820172.00 ppb
2019-06-11Q19368820201.90 ppb
2019-06-11Q19368820161.50 ppb
2019-06-11Q19368820051.20 ppb
2019-06-12Q19368820061.10 ppb
2019-06-14Q1936902009ND
2019-06-13Q1936902008ND
2019-06-12Q1936882010ND
2019-06-12Q1936882008ND
2019-06-11Q1936902004ND
2019-06-12Q1936882007ND
2019-06-12Q1936902001ND
2019-06-12Q1936902007ND
2019-06-12Q1936902006ND
2019-06-12Q1936902002ND
2019-06-17Q1936902010ND
2019-06-11Q1936902003ND
2019-06-11Q1936882015ND
2019-06-11Q1936882014ND
2019-06-11Q1936882013ND
2019-06-11Q1936882012ND
2019-06-11Q1936882011ND
2019-06-11Q1936882019ND
2019-06-11Q1936882018ND
2019-06-11Q1936882001ND
2019-06-11Q1936882002ND
2019-06-11Q1936882003ND
2019-06-11Q1936882004ND
2019-06-11Q1936902005ND
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