Getting the Facts About Lead and Drinking Water
The City of Hesperia has some of the purest, best tasting water in California, that said, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the City of Hesperia are concerned about lead in your drinking water. Although most homes have very low levels of lead in their drinking water (lead levels were Non Detect in the 2008 Consumer Confidence Report), some homes in the community have been identified with lead levels above the state and federal action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb), or 0.015 milligrams of lead per liter of water (mg/L). Under state and federal law the City is required to have a program in place to minimize lead in your drinking water by June 30, 2011. This program includes corrosion control treatment, source water treatment, and public education. If you have any questions about how we are carrying out the requirements of the lead regulation please give us a call at (760) 947-1490.
Lead Public Education Program
The City of Hesperia has issued a brochure that explains the simple steps to be taken to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water.