Is Berkeley Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update1:38 pm, March 9, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Berkeley?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

Berkeley, California is a city located in the Central Valley of California. This city is situated on the eastern edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The city has been named after Alexander Stanford, a noted chemist.

The tap water of Berkeley is treated to remove any traces of lead and other contaminants. If you wish to buy bottled water, be sure to read the labels carefully. Lead is a common contaminant found in tap water throughout the United States. In fact, it can even reach the drinking supply of your home. If you have a young child or elderly family member, be sure to check their bottled water regularly.

You should be able to find information about the types of treatment that your tap water is subjected to. Many places provide this information on the company website. However, it may be difficult to find out which treatment method your town uses. It is always best to contact your local Department of Public Health for information.

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What Do People In California Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of California 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 36% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 86% Very High
  • Water Quality 64% High


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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