Is Chester Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

User Submitted Ratings for Chester Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36% Low
  • Water Pollution 48% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 64% High
  • Water Quality 52% Moderate

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Chester?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Chester, Pennsylvania.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Pennsylvania is a 52 out of 100.

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 Chester.

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

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When I lived in Chester, PA, we had tap water. It wasn''t bad, but it was not like the pristine clean water that we take for granted when we live in a city where the water comes from an underground reservoir. The water that runs into our homes was treated and pumped through miles of pipes before reaching our faucets. Over time, it picked up bacteria and chemicals that contribute to poor personal health and to premature death. There are some things that you can do as a homeowner to improve your tap water safety. Chester, PA is one city that has taken these steps and found results.

Tap water in Chester is not inherently suspect. It contains a variety of naturally occurring contaminants, including sulfur and lead. The Environmental Protection Agency limits the amount of lead that can be present in municipal drinking water, because it can cause severe damage to the human body. The same is true for chlorine. But, when you mix in microscopic bacteria, protozoa, algae a


Chester 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: 124649
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 13

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Nitrate
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Atrazine
  • Barium
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Strontium
  • Testosterone
  • 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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