Is Rome Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

User Submitted Ratings for Rome Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26% Low
  • Water Pollution 41% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 74% High
  • Water Quality 60% High

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Rome?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Rome, Georgia.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Georgia is a 60 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 Rome.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for Georgia

When you hear about bottled water being sold in some cities or towns in the US, you might have an idea about the quality of this type of water. But, you also might not have a very clear picture about how to determine if the tap water is clean enough for drinking.

Most people think that only bottled water has been tested to determine its purity and safety. There are a number of reasons why it is considered safe. However, it is not always the case.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the standard for tap water. However, they set this standard based on testing the water in the laboratory. What they fail to consider is that most of the water in our homes is treated before it ever reaches the kitchen sink. This treatment can make the water safe for use, but only up to a certain point.

Once the water leaves the treatment facility, the quality of the water in our homes would obviously deteriorate. The levels of chlorine and other cont

Contaminants


Rome

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 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: 45586
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 22

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate and nitrite
  • Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS)
  • Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
  • Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • 1%2C4-Dioxane
  • Barium
  • Bromoform
  • Chromium (total)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • 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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