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Is Berkeley Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Berkeley?

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 Berkeley.

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

Berkeley, California is a city located in the Central Valley of California. This city is situated on the eastern edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The city has been named after Alexander Stanford, a noted chemist.

The tap water of Berkeley is treated to remove any traces of lead and other contaminants. If you wish to buy bottled water, be sure to read the labels carefully. Lead is a common contaminant found in tap water throughout the United States. In fact, it can even reach the drinking supply of your home. If you have a young child or elderly family member, be sure to check their bottled water regularly.

You should be able to find information about the types of treatment that your tap water is subjected to. Many places provide this information on the company website. However, it may be difficult to find out which treatment method your town uses. It is always best to contact your local Department of Public Health for information.

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The estimated price of bottled water

$1.9 in USD (1.5-liter)


Berkeley tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 36% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 86% Very High
  • Water Quality 64% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Berkeley, 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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