Is Martinsburg Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.75 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Martinsburg Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26% Low
  • Water Pollution 56% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 44% Moderate

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Martinsburg?

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

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in West Virginia is a 44 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 Martinsburg.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for West Virginia

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There are a lot of questions about the safety of bottled water and whether or not it is truly clean. People have been buying it for years, while the quality of the tap water in their area has declined. But is it really that much different from what we drink? The truth is that tap water has a variety of contaminants that contribute to a variety of health problems. So if you''re concerned with your family''s health, you need to make sure that the tap water you''re using isn''t contaminated.

Tap water in most cases contains a variety of different chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride, which are known to be toxic to both adults and children. When you mix this with the natural minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron and sodium, you get a healthy amount of water which our bodies can use. But if there is too much of this combined with a lack of minerals such as potassium and magnesium, you can have serious imbalances.

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Contaminants


Berkeley County PSD/Opequon

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Office of Environmental Health Services, 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: 27335
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 18

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (total)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • 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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