Is Butte Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update4:23 pm, April 26, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.5 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Butte?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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


The town of Butte, Nevada is located in the Nevada National Security Area. The Butte Air Force Station is the only major airport located here. There are a number of hotels and lodges that are near the area where travelers can enjoy the activities in Butte.

The main attraction in Butte is the Butte National Grassland. This land was designated by Congress in 1990 and is managed by the US Forest Service. It is one of the largest areas of grasslands in the western United States. However, Butte''s grassland is not as lush as it was when it was designated. However, the grasslands still have enough resources to support a high quality wildlife population.

The National Park, Wildlife Refuge, Wildflower Center and the Butte Airport are all found in this area. Visitors who go on guided tours to Butte''s parks will often find a creek here with some fish swimming through. The Butte Creek runs from its mouth into the river.

The Wildflower Center has so

What Do People In Montana Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Montana 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 31% Low
  • Water Pollution 56% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 69% High
  • Water Quality 44% Moderate


Butte-Silver Bow Water Department

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, 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: 33000
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 19

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Arsenic
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Bromochloroacetic acid
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate and nitrite
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium


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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