Is Beckley Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.69 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Beckley Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26% Low
  • Water Pollution 56% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 44% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Beckley, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Can You Drink Tap Water in Beckley?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Beckley, West Virginia.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in West Virginia is a 44 out of 100.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Beckley.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for West Virginia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

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If you are like many people around the world, then you may have heard of the issue of contaminated drinking water in Beckley, Virginia. For many years, Beckley has been known to be a community that is riddled with contamination. However, recently, a new report by the US EPA has shown that this community is making a change in order to clean up their drinking water.

In order to find out what they can do to help clean up the water in this community, it will be necessary to look at what happened in Beckley as well as what they are doing right now. With this information, they will be able to determine which direction the community should go to ensure that the water they are using is safe for residents and visitors to come into their community.

In the past, there was a lot of concern about drinking water contamination in Beckley because of a common chemical called THM. This substance was found in most areas of the United States, where tap water had been tes


Beckley Water Company

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Office of Environmental Health Services, 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: 49058
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 16

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

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

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Chromium (total)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate
  • Strontium


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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