Is Fort Myers Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?No
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$1.5

Can You Drink Tap Water in Fort Myers?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

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

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

What Do People In Florida Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Florida 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 Inaccessibility62%High
Water Pollution85%Very High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility38%Low
Water Quality15%Very Low

Contaminants

Lee County Utilities

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Florida 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: 236944
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 46

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Arsenic
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • 1%2C1%2C1-Trichloroethane
  • 1%2C1%2C2-Trichloroethane
  • 1%2C1-Dichloroethylene
  • 1%2C2%2C4-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1%2C2-Dichloroethane
  • 1%2C2-Dichloropropane
  • 2%2C4-D
  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Barium
  • Benzene
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Chromium (total)
  • cis-1%2C2-Dichloroethylene
  • Cyanide
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
  • Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Manganese
  • Mercury (inorganic)
  • Molybdenum
  • Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene)
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrite
  • o-Dichlorobenzene
  • p-Dichlorobenzene
  • Selenium
  • Strontium
  • Styrene
  • Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
  • Thallium
  • Toluene
  • trans-1%2C2-Dichloroethylene
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Vanadium
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Xylenes (total)

Learn more: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=FL5364048

Tap water by country

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

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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