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Can You Drink Tap Water in Orange County?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Orange County, California.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in California 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 Orange County.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for California, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30% Low
- Water Pollution 40% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 70% High
- Water Quality 60% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Orange County, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
South Coast Water District - Capistrano Beach
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.
- Serves: 1000000
- Data available: 2012-2017
- Data Source: Purchased surface water
- Total: 19
Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines
- Chromium (hexavalent)
- Dichloroacetic acid
- Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
- Trichloroacetic acid
Other Detected Contaminants
- Dibromoacetic acid
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
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.