The estimated price of bottled water
$1.5 in USD (1.5-liter)
Can You Drink Tap Water in Chico?
Yes, tap water is drinkable.
There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in California. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Chico water quality.
What Do People In California Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of California 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 21% Low
- Water Pollution 50% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 79% High
- Water Quality 50% Moderate
Cal-water Service Company - Chico
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the California State Water Resources Control Board, 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.
- Serves: 100435
- Data available: 2012-2017
- Data Source: Groundwater
- Total: 33
Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines
- Chromium (hexavalent)
- Nitrate and nitrite
- Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
- Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
- Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
Other Detected Contaminants
- Chromium (total)
- Dichloroacetic acid
- Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
- Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
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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