Is Atlanta Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?Yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$1.59

Can You Drink Tap Water in Atlanta?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Georgia.

You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Atlanta water quality.

Local resident's opinion on the tap water quality in their region

The city of Atlanta’s drinking water is safe and its water-treatment plants comply with standards mandated by the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Tap water by country

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  • Water Quality Rating:
  • < 20%
  • 20% - 39%
  • 40% - 59%
  • 60% - 79%
  • 80% - 100%

How Do People In Georgia Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Georgia have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data.

A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

DescriptionScoreRating
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility34%Low
Water Pollution48%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility66%High
Water Quality52%Moderate

Contaminants

Atlanta

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2019 - March 2019), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility details

  • Serves: 650000
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 14

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate and nitrite
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Chlorate
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium

Learn more: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=GA1210001

Reminder:
Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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