The estimated price of bottled water
$2 in USD (1.5-liter)
User Submitted Ratings for Wheaton Tap Water
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28% Low
- Water Pollution 39% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 72% High
- Water Quality 61% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Wheaton, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
Can You Drink Tap Water in Wheaton?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Wheaton, Illinois.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Illinois is a 61 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 Wheaton.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Illinois, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Is your water coming from the tap in the home or office of one of our residents in the Wheaton, Illinois area? If so, you owe it to yourself to learn more about tap water purification. With a multitude of chemical contaminants, such as herbicides and pesticides, many things can go awry when it comes to your health and the health of your family. Your best defense is a good water filter system, and a few simple questions about the quality of your water should help you find the information you need.
According to the EPA, the majority of publicly treated water lacks specific protection against hazardous chemicals. In fact, only two out of ten water systems are certified by the EPA. Of those two systems, EPA has determined that they may not actually be safe for consumption. Those two systems are Southern Hills Water and Nestle-glas Water.
There are a number of chemicals that are known to or likely to cause health problems in the liver or digestive system.
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, 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.
- Serves: 55416
- Data available: 2012-2017
- Data Source: Purchased surface water
- Total: 15
Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines
- Chromium (hexavalent)
- Dichloroacetic acid
- Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
- Trichloroacetic acid
Other Detected Contaminants
- Dibromoacetic acid
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
- Monobromoacetic acid
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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