Is Amherst Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update8:59 am, November 17, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Amherst?

Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Amherst. But the average water quality in Canada is 68%.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Canada. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Amherst water quality.

What Do People In Canada Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Canada 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.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 32% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 86% Very High
  • Water Quality 68% High

Contaminants


Amherst DPW Water Division

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Massachusetts 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: 37819
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 21

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Bromoform
  • Chlorate
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Manganese
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Nitrite
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium

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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