Is Bloomington Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update4:23 pm, April 26, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Bloomington?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

Bloomington, IN is one of the most important parts of the Midwest for tap water. It is a very populous city that consist of over 50 thousand residents and has its own state and federal government offices, as well as schools and many other educational institutions. If you need to know if there are contaminants in your tap water or if you have been poisoned, you will want to go to this area.

Before you do this, however, it is a good idea to check out some of the other options. The first is to take a sample from a glass. If you take an individual sample, then you can determine what kind of contamination has been present. You should not do this on your own, however, and should only get an independent sample from a qualified lab.

Individual testing kits are available for these types of cases. They also include sample collection kits. Once you get a sample, you must wait for it to be tested. There are rules that say the samples have to be tested within three

What Do People In Illinois Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Illinois 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 17% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 33% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Quality 67% High

Contaminants


Bloomington

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, 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: 75975
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 21

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

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

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Bromoform
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Molybdenum
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • 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.

Sources and Resources


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