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Is Lake Elsinore Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 7:43 am, December 27, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Lake Elsinore?

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 Lake Elsinore.

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

Many people in the United States are concerned about their tap water, which is alarming considering there are contaminants from a nearby lake bordering Mexico that has been found in Tap Water. Lake Guadalupe, where Tap Water from Elsinore flows into Mexico, is only about ten miles away, yet the pollution found in tap water is much more than just a few contaminants such as lead and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). There are over 2020 different chemical compounds and gases that can be found in tap water, many of which have shown to be carcinogenic or cause cancer.

Tap Water from Elsinore has caused major health problems and is the reason why so many people have moved across the border to help protect their families. The water from Elsinore is contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, and chemicals from factories. It also contains nitrates and nitrites, all of which are harmful to your body.

Is Lake Elsinore Tap Water Safe to Drink? Tap water & safety quality

The estimated price of bottled water

$5 in USD (1.5-liter)


Lake Elsinore tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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

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Western Municipal Water District

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the California State Water Resources Control Board, 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 2021 - March 2021), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility details

  • Serves: 50823
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Purchased surface water
  • Total: 21

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)†
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA9)†
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)†
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • 1.4-Dioxane
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (total)
  • Germanium
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium


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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