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Is Palm Springs Tap Water Safe to Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 1:40 am, June 30, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Palm Springs?

No, tap water is not 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 Palm Springs.

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

In Palm Springs, California tap water is treated with chlorine and other chemicals before it is sent out to homes and businesses. This treatment is necessary since otherwise, you would be drinking water that contains traces of cancer-causing chemicals. There have been many studies done by health organizations around the country showing that there are far too many cancer cases in the United States to count, caused by exposure to carcinogenic chemicals in our water supplies. This is especially true of the West Coast, where there are large concentrations of industries, including pharmaceuticals, that discharge huge amounts of air pollution into the atmosphere, and into the groundwater.

In Palm Springs, CA, all of the water that is used for the city’s water supply undergoes stringent purification, before it goes out onto the open market. You can get bottled water in Palm Springs, but that water must also go through a very complex treatment process, to remove any contaminants that may still be lurking in the tap water, even after the bottle has been removed. This is a necessity for both safety and quality since there is simply no way to make sure that all of the tap water that is sent out to homes and businesses is completely safe.

If you want to know if the water you’re drinking is safe to drink, or if you should be worried about its potential contaminants, you should contact one of Palm Springs’ water providers. They will be able to test your water and tell you what to do next. If you live in Palm Springs, you won’t need to worry about drinking contaminated water. The treatment facilities that are located there ensure that all of the water coming into the area is uncontaminated, safe, and healthy. However, if you live somewhere else in the county, or in another nearby county, you may want to consider getting some sort of water-purification purification system for your home.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.57 in USD (1.5-liter)


Palm Springs tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 88% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 13% Very Low

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