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Can You Drink Tap Water in El Paso County?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in El Paso County, Colorado.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Colorado is a 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 El Paso County.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Colorado, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22% Low
- Water Pollution 39% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 78% High
- Water Quality 61% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in El Paso County, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, 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.
- Serves: 20600
- Data available: 2012-2017
- Data Source: Groundwater
- Total: 27
Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines
- Chromium (hexavalent)
- Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
- Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
Other Detected Contaminants
- Dibromoacetic acid
- Dichloroacetic acid
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
- Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)
- Monobromoacetic acid
- Monochloroacetic acid
- Trichloroacetic acid
- Xylenes (total)
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.