Is Atlanta Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update5:25 pm, April 26, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.59 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Atlanta?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

In order to clean up the water of Atlanta, a new method is needed. It does not have to be an expensive project and can easily be completed in your own home. It uses a process called reverse osmosis to filter water.

Reverse osmosis is a relatively new filtering technology and it has a lot of promise for removing contaminants from drinking water. It is a system that is effective, cheap, and can remove more contaminants than most existing filtering systems.

Most of the water purification systems that you have probably heard of are reverse osmosis. The process of using water as a filtration medium has been around since the 1960s and it has gained a lot of popularity in recent years due to its ability to remove contaminants such as lead and chemicals.

If you live in an area where there is a high concentration of pollutants or have a family with young children who are often exposed to pollutants in the environment, then it may be worth the expen

What do people in Atlanta think about the tap water?

The city of Atlanta’s drinking water is safe and its water-treatment plants comply with standards mandated by the Safe Drinking Water Act.

What Do People In Georgia Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Georgia 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 34% Low
  • Water Pollution 48% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 66% High
  • Water Quality 52% Moderate



EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Georgia Department of 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: 650000
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 14

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate and nitrite
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Chlorate
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium


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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