Is Carson City Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update4:23 pm, April 26, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Carson City?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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


You''ve probably heard of the "Carson City water crisis" but what does that really mean? You can ask your local water treatment facility to explain what the Carson City water crisis is about, but that''s probably the best information you can get.

The Carson City water treatment facility is in an area that is close to the border of Mexico and the United States. The Carson City water treatment facility is responsible for providing water to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the surrounding areas. It is in the service of the city of Carson, Nevada. The Carson City water treatment facility is very efficient and very clean, but the facilities are very vulnerable to the threats of the environment.

The first threat is from the "Carson River," a tributary of the Carson River that flows through the city''s city limits. The Carson River is an environmentally friendly and relatively clean stream that runs through the city. However, the Carson River

What Do People In Nevada Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Nevada 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 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate


Carson City Public Works

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Nevada Division 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: 56000
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 31

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

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

Other Detected Contaminants

  • 1%2C4-Dioxane
  • Aluminum
  • Barium
  • Bromochloroacetic acid
  • Bromoform
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (total)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
  • Manganese
  • Methyl ethyl ketone
  • Molybdenum
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Nitrite
  • Silver
  • 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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