Is Bradford Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update4:23 pm, April 26, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Bradford?

Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Bradford. But the average water quality in Pennsylvania is 52%.

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

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If you have ever wondered if drinking tap water from Bradford, Minnesota is safe, then now you know. In fact, there is no reason to drink tap water, especially the municipal tap water that you receive from your home''s city water treatment facility.

For most cities, their drinking water comes from wells and springs, so they are under no obligation to provide any of the water to their residents. What most of these towns don''t know is that the water they provide comes from some of the most contaminated sources in the United States.

There is no way to be certain where your water comes from, but here is what is known. One of the most popular natural sources of drinking water is the Bakken Shale formation. This area has become a hot spot for oil exploration and the drilling process that involve this source of water is known as hydraulic fracturing.

The drilling of wells into this type of shale will take place at depths greater than one hundr

What Do People In Pennsylvania Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Pennsylvania 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 36% Low
  • Water Pollution 48% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 64% High
  • Water Quality 52% Moderate

Contaminants


Bradford City Water Authority

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 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: 18000
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 12

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

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

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Strontium

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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