You are likely to recall the ongoing FLINT MICHIGAN public health crisis related to lead in the community’s drinking water. Perhaps the only bright side to this crisis is the heightened awareness that many citizens, communities, and regulatory agencies have placed on water quality test results.

Lead and copper can be both naturally occurring and toxic. Lead and copper can also be found in some household plumbing. Modern testing can detect both elements in minute levels. How minute? Down to particles per billions. Eastsound Water, in compliance with State regulations, regularly tests for lead and copper. Our tests are done from samples voluntarily collected by members from within their own homes. We are happy to report all 2018 test results were well below the cautious safety levels set by the EPA and State Department of Health. These results are in keeping with those from prior years. Below are graphs of the 10 sample recently tested as part of our water quality monitor program.