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Is Passaic Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:59 am, May 27, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Passaic?

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 Passaic.

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

You may have been told that your tap water is safe, but are you really? A lot of people don”t realize that tap water is contaminated with a multitude of contaminants and can lead to long term health problems.

The National Association of Water Treatment Services (NAWTS) is the governing body for the standards that the United States sets forth in the regulation of its water supply. The main purpose of these standards is to ensure that the water you are using is safe for human consumption. Most of the water treatment plants in the US operate under the NAWTS regulations.

Some contaminants that pass through passage include arsenic, mercury, lead and benzene. Arsenic is a metallic element that can cause cancer if it is consumed in large quantities. Mercury is a highly toxic metal and can cause anemia, deafness and death in high doses.

Benzene is an organic compound that can cause convulsions and breathing problems. It is known to cause reprodu

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.67 in USD (1.5-liter)


Passaic tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 39% Low
  • Water Pollution 46% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 61% High
  • Water Quality 54% Moderate

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