Is Wichita Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?Yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$1.76

Can You Drink Tap Water in Wichita?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Wichita 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 Kansas Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Kansas 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 Inaccessibility24%Low
Water Pollution33%Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility76%High
Water Quality67%High

Contaminants

City of Wichita

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 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: 388413
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 24

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Arsenic
  • Atrazine
  • Bromate
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Aluminum
  • Barium
  • Chromium (total)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Molybdenum
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Selenium
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium

Learn more: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=KS2017308

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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