Is Wichita County Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update4:36 pm, April 26, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.99 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Wichita County?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Texas. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Wichita County water quality.

What Do People In Texas Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Texas have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 44% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 44% Moderate
  • Water Quality 56% Moderate


Sheppard Air Force Base

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 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: 19500
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Purchased surface water
  • Total: 40

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Arsenic*
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Chlorite*
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate and nitrite
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • 1%2C2%2C4-Trimethylbenzene*
  • 1%2C4-Dioxane*
  • Aluminum*
  • Antimony*
  • Barium*
  • Bromochloroacetic acid
  • Bromochloromethane
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (total)
  • Cyanide*
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Diquat*
  • Ethylbenzene*
  • Fluoride*
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Manganese*
  • Methyl ethyl ketone*
  • Methyl isobutyl ketone*
  • Molybdenum
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrite*
  • Paraquat*
  • Selenium*
  • Strontium
  • Uranium*
  • Vanadium
  • Xylenes (total)*


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.

Sources and Resources

Check tap water safety for other cities in Texas

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: