Tap water safety in Washington, DC (United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)

๐Ÿ‘ In general, the water may be safe to drink in Washington, DC.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 67 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "High"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 1365$ per year in Washington, DC by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

๐Ÿณ Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.

Warning

Even though drinking water might be considered safe, if you plan to travel to Washington, DC, consider talking to your local contact to verify that. Old pipes could be leaking toxic material or water in that specific country could contain heavy metals or bacteria.

Explore other places in United States

Like in most countries, water quality and accessibility differs from location to location, therefore it's the best to check the information available on that place.


Tap water safety in all of United States

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 99% of the country.

Lonely Planet

Tap water is drinkable virtually everywhere in the USA.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally safe for consumption.