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Is Barasat Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Barasat?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Barasat, India.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in India is a 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 Barasat.

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

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The tap water in Barasat, Kolkata, India, is unsafe to drink. A high level of arsenic and fluoride is found in the city tap water. Drinking water that has a high level of these two is a threat to human health.

Arsenic is highly toxic, and long-term use of drinking water with high concentrations can lead to many health problems in humans.

The most widespread health problems related to chronic exposure to fluoride from drinking water are dental or skeletal fluorosis, which largely resembles the dose. Dental fluorosis is a state where fluoride interacts with tooth enamel producing discoloration and likely weakening or losing teeth. At excessive exposures to fluoride (of the order of 8 mg/L and higher), crippling skeletal fluorosis is a severe and debilitating disease.

Groundwater is the primary source of water in Barasat, India. It is an indispensable and vital part of our life support system. The groundwater sources are being used for drinking, watering, and industrial purposes. There is rising concern about the rotting of groundwater quality due to geogenic and anthropogenic motions.

The quality of groundwater has encountered a change to the degree that the use of such water could be dangerous. An increase in overall salinity of the groundwater and/or presence of high densities of fluoride, nitrate, iron, arsenic, total hardness, and few toxic metal ions have been seen in large areas in different states of India.

Groundwater carries wide variations of dissolved inorganic chemical components in various concentrations due to chemical and biochemical interactions within the water and the geological bodies by which it flows and to a lesser degree because of contribution from the air and surface water bodies.


Barasat tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 73% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 44% Moderate
  • Water Quality 28% Low

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

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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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