Is Tap Water Safe to Drink in IllinoIs?

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Illinois Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Illinois 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 28% Low
  • Water Pollution 39% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 72% High
  • Water Quality 61% High

Can you drink the tap water in Illinois?

Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

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.