Is Poughkeepsie Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update11:15 pm, May 19, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.29 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Poughkeepsie Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 1% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 12% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 99% Very High
  • Water Quality 88% Very High

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Poughkeepsie?

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 Poughkeepsie.

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

The first thing that you need to know when looking for a local tap water filter is the reason why people in Poughkeepsie, New York, would need one. Some people may not realize that their water supply is contaminated with toxic chemicals that could be causing health issues.

In some parts of the country, such as in the Poughkeepsie area, tap water is treated and purified before it reaches home water systems. This is done through the addition of chlorine and chloramines to the municipal supply. While it is great that this step is taken, what is often left out is the fact that your water source also needs to be treated.

Poughkeepsies are not only concerned about the chemical contaminants in their water, but they also need to make sure that the chemical contamination is coming from a reliable source. There are two options for this. You can use a water filter system that can filter the water itself and leave out the chemicals or you can purchase a sub-micron


Poughkeepsie Townwide 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 New York Department of Health - Bureau of Public Water Supply 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: 52277
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Purchased surface water
  • Total: 16

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

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

Other Detected Contaminants

  • 1%2C4-Dioxane
  • Chlorate
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • 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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