Is Chatham Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update4:23 pm, April 26, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Chatham?

Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Chatham. But the average water quality in Illinois is 61%.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Illinois. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Chatham water quality.

What Do People In Illinois Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Illinois 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.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28% Low
  • Water Pollution 39% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 72% High
  • Water Quality 61% High

Contaminants


Chatham

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, 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: 10260
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Purchased surface water
  • Total: 22

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Chloroform
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate*
  • Nitrate and nitrite*
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)*
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium*
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride*
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Manganese*
  • Molybdenum
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium

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.

Sources and Resources


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