Lead / Copper Results
Padre Dam has been monitoring the drinking water for lead since the EPA regulations went into effect in 1991. Specific homes within our service area are selected for testing every three years per EPA guidelines.
Water samples are collected inside each selected residence at the tap so that the customer's plumbing is tested along with the service line delivering water to the house. The results shown here are from the most recent sampling in 2022.
PADRE DAM AREA
Padre Dam Municipal Water District had 44 homes in our service area participate in the lead and copper tap monitoring program. Of the 44 homes tested, lead was detected in ten of them. A lead level ranging from non-detect to 6 parts per billion (ppb) was found in Padre Dam's service area.
Padre Dam's system had a 90th percentile value of 2 ppb for our water system, below the lead action level of 15 ppb.