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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: 31

Highest level detected in 2017: 7.8 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
2017-09-07Q17429600067.80 ppb
2017-09-07Q17429600265.90 ppb
2017-09-06Q17429600133.40 ppb
2017-09-08Q17429600231.70 ppb
2017-09-07Q17429600201.50 ppb
2017-09-08Q1742960016ND
2017-09-08Q1742960005ND
2017-09-08Q1742960029ND
2017-09-08Q1742960028ND
2017-09-08Q1742960027ND
2017-09-08Q1742960019ND
2017-09-10Q1742960022ND
2017-09-08Q1742960024ND
2017-09-08Q1742960021ND
2017-09-08Q1742960030ND
2017-09-08Q1742960014ND
2017-09-08Q1742960025ND
2017-02-23Q1707948002ND
2017-09-07Q1742960012ND
2017-09-07Q1742960008ND
2017-09-07Q1742960017ND
2017-09-06Q1742960011ND
2017-09-06Q1742960010ND
2017-09-06Q1742960003ND
2017-09-06Q1742960015ND
2017-09-06Q1742960001ND
2017-09-06Q1742960004ND
2017-09-06Q1742960007ND
2017-09-06Q1742960018ND
2017-09-06Q1742960009ND
2017-09-05Q1742960002ND
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