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Is Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill?

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 Chapel Hill.

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


"Water is Life" is the theme of the Tap Water Chapel Hill. It''s a message that goes beyond just using the words to educate people about the importance of drinking water to people who live in areas that do not have good water sources or those who may be concerned about their health and those around them. Instead of just talking about this, they offer a variety of tools that can help you better understand water and how it can affect your body.

The "Water is Life" Tap Water Chapel Hill products range includes an eBook, a video series, a handbook, a journal, and a map of the area where the water comes from. These are all useful tools that you can use to better educate yourself about your water. It will also give you a guide as to how you can protect yourself and your family from the effects of contaminated water. The best part of all is that all of these products are sold for just a few dollars!

The eBook is an easy to read guide on how water gets into o

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.67 in USD (1.5-liter)


Chapel Hill tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 17% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 42% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Quality 58% Moderate

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

Related FAQS


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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