Is Orlando Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$2.33

Can You Drink Tap Water in Orlando?

Yes, tap water is 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 Orlando water quality.

Tap water by country

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

How Do People In Florida Rate The 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 Inaccessibility35%Low
Water Pollution49%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility65%High
Water Quality51%Moderate

Contaminants

Orlando Utilities Commission

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: 428761
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Groundwater
  • Total: 11

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • 1%2C3-Butadiene
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Molybdenum
  • Nitrate
  • Selenium
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium

Learn more: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=FL3480962

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.

Tap Water in Orlando Safe for Drinking?

The tap water in Orlando, FL, is absolutely safe to drink. Due to organic and some variations of minerals, the water taste might be odd for some: tourist or new residence. The Orlando Utilities Commission and EPA collect and analyze water samples to ensure safety and that the water is within the quality standard set by the WHO and EPA.

Orlando Tap Water

If you are after the taste, you can easily buy bottled water from the convenience stores or supermarket. On some hotels or villas, bottled water or filtered water is provided.

In the restaurant, you can request for tap water; however, you like it with ice or not. Others may be using a water filter, or they purify the water for better taste.

And according to the travel agencies and local tourists, they drunk the tap water with no issue.

Current Weather in Orlando

ORLANDO WEATHER

Source of Water in Orlando, Florida

Orlando drinking water originates from Lower Floridan Aquifer, which is found a quarter-mile underground. This deep aquifer is located underneath layers of sand and clay, as well as being below the Upper Floridan Aquifer and a layer of limestone. The Orlando Utilities Commission runs seven water treatment plants, which pull up the water from the aquifer and treat it before sending it off to customers.

Like many cities and towns in the United States, Orlando applies chlorine to its water to protect consumers toward waterborne illness. While not considered harmful on its own, many people find that the elimination of chlorine from drinking water improves taste and odor. When your tap water is filtered, we think you will notice an immediate taste improvement.

Some of the Convenience Stores in Orlando

Wawa Convenience Store
  • Walgreens
  • 7-eleven
  • Wise Convenience Store
  • Brothers Convenient Store
  • Medallion Convenient Stores
  • Wawa
  • Kwik-E-Mart
  • E Z Food Mart
  • Circle K
  • Airport Plaza
  • Food Mart
  • Shop-N-Go
  • PERSHING FOOD MART

Estimated Price of Bottled Water

VolumeUSDEURGBP
1.5 liter$2.33€2.15£1.89

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