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Is Waterloo Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Waterloo?

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 Waterloo.

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

If you live in a town or city where tap water is treated, then it is quite likely that tap water from Waterloo Canada is treated as well. The Canadian Water Works Association also considers that this is one of the biggest water treatment facilities in the world.

It is well worth investigating whether your water has any contaminants before you actually sign up for tap water treatment. If your water has been treated in the first instance, then you can be sure that there are no traces of cancer-causing and other harmful chemicals in it. However, if your tap water has not yet been treated, then you should certainly take steps to ensure that your family is getting the best possible water source available.

There are some common contaminants that are found in tap water around the world. Some of them include pesticides and herbicides, lead, VOCs, benzene, vinyl chloride and chlorine. Some of these can be found naturally in water supply, whereas others have to

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.51 in USD (1.5-liter)


Waterloo tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28% Low
  • Water Pollution 32% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 72% High
  • Water Quality 68% High

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

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Waterloo Water Works

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Iowa 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: 70070
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Groundwater
  • Total: 20

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate
  • Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid
  • Trichloroethylene

Other Detected Contaminants

  • 1%2C4-Dioxane
  • Bromoform
  • Chlorate
  • cis-1%2C2-Dichloroethylene
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Molybdenum
  • 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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