Is Pullman Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update3:44 am, April 28, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$2.06 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Pullman Tap Water

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

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Pullman?

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 Pullman.

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

The EPA and other regulatory agencies are working on new guidelines for drinking water in the Pullman area. According to The Washington Post, the guidelines will be in place by the end of next year. The new guidelines come as many of us become aware of the dangers associated with drinking contaminated water.

The new guidelines will require Pullman water suppliers to treat the treated water to make sure it is safe to drink. Currently, the city is not requiring that all of its water suppliers do this. However, a study conducted in the 1980s found that people living in the town were suffering from elevated blood pressure, a number of health problems and were twice as likely to have strokes.

The EPA has determined that most of the chemicals used to treat tap water are carcinogenic. Most of the chemicals are found in our tap water in trace amounts. Some are in such large amounts that they pose a threat to public safety.

The study found that the


City of Pullman 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 Washington State Department of Health, 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: 25591
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Groundwater
  • Total: 13

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Bromoform
  • Chlorate
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (total)
  • Fluoride
  • Manganese
  • Nitrate and nitrite
  • Strontium


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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