Can I drink the tap water?

How good is the tap water in Chicago, United States ?


130 people said "The tap water is not safe to drink", 102 people said "I love the tap water here", 83 people said "I drink filtered tap water".

All in all, 32% of folks here drink from the tap.



How good is the tap water in all of United States?


3665 people said "I drink filtered tap water", 4011 people said "I love the tap water here", 5284 people said "The tap water is not safe to drink".

All in all, 31% of folks here drink from the tap.

Global view



A few stats:


5875

CITIES

178

Countries

33500

USERS

14647

LOVE TAP WATER

Country view

Looking for other cities in United States?

New York   -  Los Angeles   -  San Francisco   -  Dallas   -  Seattle   -  Atlanta   -  Washington   -  Houston   -  Portland   -  Philadelphia   -  Denver   -  San Diego   -  Boston   -  Charlotte   -  Austin   -  Phoenix   -  Orlando   -  Miami   -  Nashville   -  San Jose   -  Minneapolis   -  San Antonio   -  Columbus   -  Detroit   -  Sacramento   -  

Other resources



Tap Water- Drinkable in the US? - Chicago Forum - TripAdvisor   -In general, the tap water is drinkable anywhere in the U.S. There are rare events that may cause problems with the water supply in a given area, but these are ...

Drinking water supply and sanitation in the United States - Wikipedia   -Issues that affect drinking water supply and sanitation in the United States include water .... Also in 1842, construction was completed on Chicago's first water works, with water mains made of cedar and a water intake located about 150 feet (46 ...

Water fluoridation in the United States - Wikipedia   -As with some other countries, water fluoridation in the United States is a contentious issue. As of May 2000, 42 of the 50 largest U.S. cities had water fluoridation. On January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first community in the United States to fluoridate its drinking water to prevent ..... Jump up ^ CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, July 31, 1993, Fluoride Blamed in 3 ...

Unsafe Lead Levels in Tap Water Not Limited to Flint - The New ...   -Feb 8, 2016 ... Both houses passed legislation to block a new Clean Water Act regulation, the Waters of the United States rule, that aims to assert authority ...

History of municipal treatment of drinking water - Wikipedia   -The development of water treatment and filtration technologies went through many stages. The greatest level of change came in the 19th century as growth of cities ... Water consumption was increasing, for example in Chicago the per capita water ... Drinking water regulations were enacted by the US federal government ...

The Arsenic in Our Drinking Water - The New York Times   -Sep 20, 2013 ... Drinking water in many parts of California's Central Valley is ... shimmer in soil and rock across much of the United States and in many other countries. ... In July, researchers at the University of Chicago found that residents of ...

Drinking water quality in the United States - Wikipedia   -Drinking water quality in the United States is generally good. In 2016, over 90 percent of the nation's community water systems were in compliance with all ...

History of water supply and sanitation - Wikipedia   -The history of water supply and sanitation is one of a logistical challenge to provide clean water ... Furthermore, treatment processes to purify drinking water and to treat wastewater have been improved. ..... USA[edit]. The first sewer systems in the United States were built in the late 1850s in Chicago and Brooklyn . :43. In the ...

America's Tap Water: Too Much Contamination, Not Enough ...   -May 4, 2017 ... If you live in the United States, there is a nearly one-in-four chance your tap water is either unsafe to drink or has not been properly monitored ...

Hexavalent chromium - Wikipedia   -Hexavalent chromium is any chemical compound that contains the element chromium in the +6 .... For drinking water the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have a Maximum Contaminant Level .... Examples of this can be seen in larger municipalities such Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.

  -

Why drink tap water?



Looking to download our data?

You can find the latest file here latest.csv (208.5 kb)

Looking for other cities in the world?

Talk about water!