Is Kennewick Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.65 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Kennewick Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Quality 75% High

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Kennewick?

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 Kennewick.

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

If you have been to Kennewick, Washington and want to learn more about the water there, you may be surprised to learn that you are drinking contaminated tap water. The reason for this is because the treatment facilities there do not remove lead from their water, so instead they use a chemical known as trihalomethanes or THMs. The Environmental Protection Agency does not consider THMs to be health risks, but there are many doctors who feel otherwise.

You will also find that in addition to the THMs, there are numerous other pollutants found in Kennewick United States tap water. The water company was ordered to stop treating its water after a lawsuit was filed by a group of residents.

The reason for this is that they could not prove that the water was not safe to drink. They were using old technology that was allowing them to use chlorine as a disinfectant. Chlorine is used for disinfecting, but it is also poisonous. The National Institutes of Health foun

Contaminants


City of Kennewick

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Washington State Department of Health, 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: 77347
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 19

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

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

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Bromochloroacetic acid
  • Chlorate
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Molybdenum
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium

Reminder

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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