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Can You Drink Tap Water in Elizabethtown?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Kentucky 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 Elizabethtown.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Kentucky, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The Environmental Protection Agency''s (EPA) Region 4, the Southeast Region of the EPA, has found a number of contaminants in tap water in Elizabethtown, Virginia. In an article in the Washington Post, Carol Crosby, an EPA public affairs specialist, states that there are a number of possible sources of contamination and that testing is still ongoing. According to her, there are more than six hundred facilities in the region.
One of the suspected contaminants is benzene, a volatile organic compound that can cause a range of health problems including headaches, dizziness, nausea, stomachaches, vomiting, and even cancer. In addition, the EPA says that a number of chemicals known as cancer-causing agents can be present in the water as well. One of these chemicals, called trihalomethanes, or THMs, have been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and testicular cancer. According to the EPA, the presence of THMs and other toxins in the water does n
The estimated price of bottled water
$1.5 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31% Low
- Water Pollution 60% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 69% High
- Water Quality 41% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Elizabethtown, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.