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: 30

Highest level detected in 2017: 66.0 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
2017-06-0999730366.0 ppb
2017-06-0799619030.0 ppb
2017-06-089972993.60 ppb
2017-06-159982212.20 ppb
2017-06-099973061.90 ppb
2017-06-079982261.30 ppb
2017-06-099973051.10 ppb
2017-06-079982230.860 ppb
2017-06-159982190.820 ppb
2017-06-099973040.760 ppb
2017-06-129982180.660 ppb
2017-06-089973020.580 ppb
2017-06-079961830.560 ppb
2017-06-079982220.430 ppb
2017-06-159982240.370 ppb
2017-06-069961820.370 ppb
2017-06-079961870.360 ppb
2017-06-079961840.350 ppb
2017-06-079973010.310 ppb
2017-06-089973000.300 ppb
2017-06-079961880.290 ppb
2017-06-079972980.280 ppb
2017-06-079961860.260 ppb
2017-06-159982200.260 ppb
2017-06-079961890.260 ppb
2017-06-079982250.250 ppb
2017-06-079972970.240 ppb
2017-06-079961810.190 ppb
2017-06-069961850.160 ppb
2017-06-169987700.160 ppb

Read more about lead here.