EID – Denial of Previous Lead Contamination


Postings on Internet Platform “Nextdoor”


Lead and Copper Test Results (EID water system #18143) for the years 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, and 2004 under The ECHO-Association homepage “Water Contamination” menu and “Lead & Copper Test Results” submenu downloaded from http://eqedocs.utah.gov  under the following pull-down menus:  DDW  <  18 Salt Lake  <  EMIGRATION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT  <  Monitoring and Reporting.

ECHO Note: Locations of Lead and Copper Testing Results for the years 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 are currently unavailable.


Previous Lead Contamination Testing Results for EID Water Sources:


Boyer Well Nr. 2 (1994)


Boyer Well Nr. 1 (Lead)


Brigham Fork Well (Lead)


Upper Freeze Creek - Lead


Lead Levels Below EPA Limits Can Still Impact Your Health”  (National Public Radio,  August 13, 2016)

NPR reported that Jeff Cohen, who was on the EPA team that decided on the 15 parts per billion number, said linking it to a threshold for public health is a “misunderstanding.” “The goal of the rule is zero lead in drinking water,” he said. The EPA’s action level isn’t based on medical research. No amount of lead in drinking water is known to be safe. “It was never designed to identify a safe level of lead in drinking water,” Cohen told NPR. The number was simply what water utilities told the EPA they could manage with treatment back in the late 1980s, when the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule was drafted.


EID Trustee Chairman Michael Scott Hughes: Emigration Improvement District Had No Obligation to Report Lead Contamination To Water Users in 2016


EID Trustee Meeting – June 11, 2020