Is Wilmington Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?Yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$2.15

Can You Drink Tap Water in Wilmington?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Wilmington 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 North Carolina Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of North Carolina 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 Inaccessibility10%Very Low
Water Pollution45%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility90%Very High
Water Quality55%Moderate

Contaminants

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority - Wilmington

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 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: 128800
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 24

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • 1%2C4-Dioxane
  • Bromate
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Bromide
  • Chlorate
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Manganese
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Perchlorate
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium

Learn more: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=NC0465010

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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