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Is Murrieta Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 11:50 pm, September 7, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Murrieta?

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 Murrieta.

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

The tap water that comes out of your faucet has to meet rigorous state and federal regulatory standards. Otherwise, Western wouldn’t be able to deliver it to your home. Western’s annual water quality report shares details about the water you receive at your home. You can see for yourself that we are meeting and even exceeding the standards required to maintain water quality. For individuals with unique health concerns, refer to the article inside titled “Special Health Information.”

Industrial and commercial users, including hospitals, medical centers, and health clinics, please forward this report to your environmental compliance manager.

Western Municipal Water District, 951.571.7255 o

Where your water comes from?

Imported Water

In Western’s Riverside Service Area, water is mainly supplied from Northern California through the State Water Project via the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Henry J. Mills Water Treatment Plant. The community receives Colorado River water and State Water Project water via Southern California’s Robert F. Skinner Water Treatment Plant.


A small portion of Western’s water supply is groundwater from the San Bernardino Basin area delivered via the city of Riverside for the Riverside service area. Groundwater production wells provide a portion of the water supply in Murrieta, a source of drinking water for decades. It comes from groundwater in the basin. Imported Colorado River water and State Water Project water are also provided in our Murrieta area via the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Robert F. Skinner Water Treatment Plant.

Is Murrieta Tap Water Safe to Drink? Tap water & safety quality

The estimated price of bottled water

$2.06 in USD (1.5-liter)


Murrieta tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 81% Very High
  • Water Quality 75% High

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

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Western Municipal Water District

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the California State Water Resources Control Board, 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: 50823
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Purchased surface water
  • Total: 17

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)†
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)†
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • 1.4-Dioxane
  • Chlorate
  • Molybdenum
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium


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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