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Is Midland Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:18 am, October 13, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Midland?

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 Midland.

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

The Town of Midland is a municipally-owned and operated water utility. The Midland Drinking Water System is a Class 3 Water Distribution and Supply Subsystem and a Class 1 Water Treatment System. 

The Midland Drinking Water System is required to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Regulations as well as requirements contained in Permits to Take Water (PTTW), Municipal Drinking Water Licenses (MDWL), and Drinking Water Works Permits (DWWP). Having met the quality management system requirements of the SDWA, Midland Water Operations is an accredited Operating Authority with an up-to-date Operational Plan (OP). The OP is available upon request from the Town of Midland Water Operations office, located at 200 Bay St.

Water Sources

Midland‘s drinking water source is a series of 10 active groundwater wells with some groundwater under the direct influence of surface water (GUDI) sources (i.e., Highway #12 Treatment System, Vindin Treatment System). The Town of Midland has approximately 5,900 fully metered water service connections, 120 kilometers of underground water mains, and a population of roughly 17,000. As the Operating Authority, the Town of Midland Water Operations is inspected annually by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to comply with regulatory requirements. The MOECC has not yet conducted its inspection at the time of this report.

Is Midland Tap Water Safe To Drink? Tap water & safety quality

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.69 in USD (1.5-liter)


Midland tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 37% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Quality 63% High

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

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City of Midland

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 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.

Utility details

  • Serves: 41706
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Purchased surface water
  • Total: 4

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Strontium


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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