Is Boulder Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.91 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Boulder Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 17% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Boulder?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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 Boulder.

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

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Boulder United States, the capital of Colorado, is situated on the south west side of Denver. It was originally a small town known as Denver.

The history of Boulder can be traced back to 1640, when William Mulroy was the first official to have tested the water of Boulder. The result of his findings was a revelation to the settlers. He concluded that the water was naturally clean and free from any impurities. It was also found to be safe for human consumption.

Since that time, the Boulder area has been a center for the production of many industries in the state, including the mining of copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc, and natural gas. It has also been one of the areas in the United States which consistently suffers from high levels of lead contamination in the soil, water supplies, and water supply wells.

This problem caused many communities to look into the possibility of removing lead from their tap water in the hopes of removing this d

Contaminants


City of Boulder

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, 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: 166080
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 10

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Chlorate
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Molybdenum
  • Strontium
  • Testosterone
  • 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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