Is Pittsfield Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:17 am, May 25, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$2.99 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Pittsfield Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 99% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 1% Very Low

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Pittsfield?

No, tap water is not 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 Pittsfield.

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

When it comes to drinking tap water, there are two main types: bottled and tap. Many people use tap, or well water to make their own bottled water; others use bottled water just because they like the taste of it. This article will examine some common questions regarding both types of water.

If you are looking for pure water, most people agree that drinking tap water is the best. It is free from chlorine and other harmful contaminants that may harm your health. However, tap water is not always as safe as we would like to believe.

When you drink tap water, you need to make sure that it is filtered and purified, or you may be putting yourself at risk. In fact, many health care professionals and government agencies have called on all residents of the United States to use a water purifier. The reason is that most tap water is full of harmful bacteria, chemicals, and other pollutants that can cause serious and long-term illness. In order to protect yourself

Contaminants


Pittsfield DPU Water Department

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 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: 44737
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 16

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Aluminum
  • Barium
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Manganese
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate
  • 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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