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Can You Drink Tap Water in Berlin?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Berlin, Connecticut.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Connecticut 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 Berlin.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Connecticut, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
While water purification systems have been around for decades, in recent years the technology and the process has evolved and there are many products on the market that use reverse osmosis or distillation to purify the water. But how does a reverse osmosis system work and how do you know it is the right system for your home? Here is a basic overview of what is involved in purifying water through reverse osmosis.
The basic principle behind reverse osmosis is the removal of sediments from the water. Sediments include minerals like calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and iron that are naturally present in water. These minerals are dissolved by the water''s natural osmotic pressure and the water that flows out of a reverse osmosis unit is free of these minerals.
Water that is passed through a reverse osmosis unit contains ions. The process removes these ions by using a membrane. The membranes are made up of a layer of polypyrithione that is coated w
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20% Low
- Water Pollution 34% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 80% Very High
- Water Quality 66% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Berlin, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
Metropolitan District Commission
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, 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: 390887
- Data available: 2012-2017
- Data Source: Surface water
- Total: 16
Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines
- Dichloroacetic acid
- Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
- Trichloroacetic acid
Other Detected Contaminants
- Chromium (hexavalent)
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
- Nitrate and nitrite
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.