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Can You Drink Tap Water in Augusta?
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 Augusta.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Canada, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
There is a huge public debate about tap water and many questions and concerns have been raised. We know that we are ingesting water through our drinking supply; we do not want to be putting ourselves at risk. The debate continues as the media continues to report on this health concern.
Water contamination is an issue in all countries, and Augusta Canada has taken some important steps to deal with this issue. They are implementing new guidelines for the treatment of their water. There are strict laws for the storage and delivery of water. They are using technology to increase the effectiveness of their existing systems.
The water that comes out of your taps is treated and then sent out to homes to use and drink. This water is tested on a regular basis to ensure that it meets standards set by Health Canada and the provincial government. If there is any reason that your water is not up to standards, it will be tested and corrected.
The estimated price of bottled water
$1.5 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
- Water Pollution 33% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
- Water Quality 67% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Augusta, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.
- Serves: 204000
- Data available: 2012-2017
- Data Source: Surface water
- Total: 16
Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines
- Chromium (hexavalent)
- Dichloroacetic acid
- Nitrate and nitrite
- Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
- Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
- Trichloroacetic acid
Other Detected Contaminants
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
- Monochloroacetic 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.