Is Ephrata Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update4:24 pm, April 26, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Ephrata?

Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Ephrata. But the average water quality in Pennsylvania is 52%.

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

What Do People In Pennsylvania Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Pennsylvania 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 36% Low
  • Water Pollution 48% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 64% High
  • Water Quality 52% Moderate

Contaminants


Ephrata Area Joint Authority

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 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: 17937
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 20

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Bromoform
  • Chromium (total)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Molybdenum
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Selenium
  • Strontium
  • Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
  • 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.

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