Washington DOH Report on Lead in Public Water Systems

In 2016, the Anacortes Water Treatment Plant participated in a voluntary survey conducted by the Washington State Department of Health's Office of Drinking Water.

The online survey requested information on the existence, or non existence, of lead service lines and lead components in federally regulated public water systems in the state.

DOH's survey stemmed from a directive from Gov. Jay Inslee in response to increased public concern about lead in drinking water. Inslee directed state agencies to address potential sources of lead exposure and identify ways to minimize exposure to lead.

DOH lead survey report cover

How are we doing?

City of Anacortes staff reported its water system did not meet any of the criteria specified for lead service line issues.

In addition to city pipes and fixtures, staff routinely monitors residential homes as part of current lead and copper rules. For recent data, read the Lead and Copper section in the City of Anacortes 2019 Annual Water Report.

Find out more

Links to an October 2017 survey report, as well as a summary of findings, the governor's directive and frequently asked questions are below.

2016 Lead Service Line and Lead Component Survey of Washington's Water Utilities

Summary of findings

Gov. Inslee's Directive 16-06

Lead survey Q&A