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Can You Drink Tap Water in Long Branch?
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 Long Branch.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for New Jersey, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
You may know by now that Long Branch, New Jersey is a popular tourist destination in the country. As a result, they are also known to have some very good tap water quality standards. That is why it is important to learn what the water standards are in New Jersey.
There are three areas in Long Branch, where you can get tap water tested. All of these locations are accessible from the town. The water samples are generally collected on a monthly basis and sent to an outside lab for testing. When there are findings that are out of line with the standards, the Long Branch municipality will work with the samples to find out what they need to do to correct the problem and get the water back to its proper quality.
This is typically done by the city to repair the main water line or sewer line that supplies the water. Usually, these repairs last from two weeks to several weeks. During the repair period, your water will be turned off and there will be some restrictions.
The estimated price of bottled water
$1.67 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75% High
- Water Pollution 25% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 25% Low
- Water Quality 75% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Long Branch, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
NJ American Water - Coastal North
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 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.
- Serves: 335449
- Data available: 2012-2017
- Data Source: Surface water
- Total: 28
Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines
- Chromium (hexavalent)
- Dibromoacetic acid
- Dichloroacetic acid
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5)†
- Haloacetic acids (HAA9)†
- combined (-226 & -228)
- Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)†
- Trichloroacetic acid
Other Detected Contaminants
- Carbon tetrachloride
- Chromium (total)
- Monobromoacetic acid
- Monochloroacetic acid
- Nitrate and nitrite
- Xylenes (total)
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.