Is Tap Water Safe to Drink in New York?

Can You Drink Tap Water in New York?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

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

What Do People In New York Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of New York 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 Inaccessibility23%Low
Water Pollution41%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility78%High
Water Quality59%Moderate

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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