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Is Los Gatos Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:20 am, November 24, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Los Gatos?

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 Los Gatos.

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

The public is being told by the media that bottled water is a “safe” alternative to tap water. And yet, it is not safe to drink the tap water of Los Gatos.

Water Quality Tests performed recently showed that the water quality in Los Gatos, CA was far from “safe.” Here are the details:

* In an attempt to remove any traces of contaminants, the city was taking the steps needed to have all homes test their drinking water for contaminants, but that process was stopped. This is because the water company does not have the time, money or personnel to conduct such tests on every house in town.

* The Los Gatos water treatment plant did not perform the necessary treatment necessary for removing pesticides and herbicides. So, the municipal drinking water contained traces of these chemicals and more. This could cause health problems, especially for young children.

* The city did not add the right amount of minerals to the water that we are

Is Los Gatos Tap Water Safe to Drink? Tap water & safety quality

The estimated price of bottled water

$2 in USD (1.5-liter)


Los Gatos tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30% Low
  • Water Pollution 40% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 70% High
  • Water Quality 60% High

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