Is Cookeville Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.83 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Cookeville Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Cookeville?

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 Cookeville.

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


It is very hard to imagine that one of the most pristine locations in the world is located in the middle of the Deep South, but the tap water in Cookeville Tennessee is indeed just that. The Cookeville community of East Tennessee has long been known for its pristine natural environment and cleanliness. So, what is the big deal?

Well for one thing, it isn''t uncommon for the people of the southern United States to have a certain level of apprehension about the quality of their drinking water. Especially in the states like Alabama and Georgia, where it is extremely common for citizens to be exposed to different contaminants in their water supply.

With such contaminants in the water supply, people will often develop various types of diseases in their bodies. There are also a number of health concerns that can be related to water that contains contaminants. Some of these concerns include the following:

* Cancer * Arthritis * Blood poisoning *


Cookeville 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 Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, 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: 49080
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 12

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Nitrate
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (total)
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Strontium


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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