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Is Roseville Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 7:47 pm, July 23, 2022

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Roseville?

Yes, Roseville's tap water is generally considered safe to drink as Roseville has no active health based violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) that we are aware of. Other factors such as lead piping in a home, or low levels of pollutants on immunocompromised individuals, should also be considered, however. To find more recent info we might have, you can check out our boil water notice page, the city's water provider website, or Roseville's local Twitter account.

According the EPA’s ECHO database, from April 30, 2019 to June 30, 2022, Roseville's water utility, City of Roseville, had 0 violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. For more details on the violations, please see our violation history section below. This assessment is based on the City of Roseville water system, other water systems in the city may have different results.

While tap water that meets the EPA health guidelines generally won’t make you sick to your stomach, it can still contain regulated and unregulated contaminants present in trace amounts that could potentially cause health issues over the long-run. These trace contaminants may also impact immunocompromised and vulnerable individuals.

The EPA is reviewing if it’s current regulations around pollutant levels in tap water are strict enough, and the health dangers posed by unregulated pollutants, like PFAS.

Water Quality Report for Roseville Tap Water

The most recent publicly available numbers for measured contaminant levels in Roseville tap water are in its 2020 Water Quality Report. As you can see, there are levels which the EPA considers to be acceptable, but being below the maximum allowable level doesn’t necessarily mean the water is healthy.

Lead in tap water, for example, is currently allowed at up to 15ppb by the EPA, but it has set the ideal goal for lead at zero. This highlights how meeting EPA standards doesn’t necessarily mean local tap water is healthy.

EPA regulations continue to change as it evaluates the long term impacts of chemicals and updates drinking water acceptable levels. The rules around arsenic, as well as, lead and copper are currently being re-evaluated.

There are also a number of "emerging" contaminants that are not currently. For example, PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), for which the EPA has issued a health advisory. PFAS are called "forever chemicals" since they tend not to break down in the environment or the human body and can accumulate over time.

We recommend looking at the contaminants present in Roseville's water quality reports, or getting your home's tap water tested to see if you should be filtering your water.

Roseville Tap Water Safe Drinking Water Act Violation History - Prior 10 Years

Below is a ten year history of violations for the water system named City of Roseville for Roseville in California. For more details please see the "What do these Violations Mean?" section below.

For the compliance period beginning Oct. 1, 2017, Roseville had 1 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Monitoring and Reporting, more specifically, the violation code was Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R which falls into the Chemicals rule code group, and the Lead and Copper Rule rule code family for the following contaminant code: Lead and Copper Rule.

Is there Lead in Roseville Water?

Based on the EPA’s ECHO Database, 90% of the samples taken from the Roseville water system, City of Roseville, between sample start date and sample end date, were at or below, 0.0 mg/L of lead in Roseville water. This is 0% of the 0.015 mg/L action level. This means 10% of the samples taken from Roseville contained more lead.

While Roseville water testing may have found 0.0 mg/L of lead in its water, that does not mean your water source has the same amount. The amount of lead in water in a city can vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood, or even building to building. Many buildings, particularly older ones, have lead pipes or service lines which can be a source of contamination. To find out if your home has lead, we recommend getting you water tested.

No amount of lead in water is healthy, only less dangerous. As lead accumulates in our bodies over time, even exposure to relatively small amounts can have negative health effects. For more information, please check out our Lead FAQ page.

Are there PFAS in Roseville Tap Water?

Currently, testing tap water for PFAS isn’t mandated on a national level. We do have a list of military bases where there have been suspected or confirmed leaks. There appears to be at least one military base - Roseville Armory - near Roseville with suspected leaks.

With many potential sources of PFAS in tap water across the US, the best information we currently have about which cities have PFAS in their water is this ewg map, which you can check to see if Roseville has been evaluated for yet.

Our stance is better safe than sorry, and that it makes sense to try to purify the tap water just in case.

Roseville SDWA Violation History Table - Prior 10 Years

Compliance Period Status Health-Based? Category Code Code Rule Code Contaminant Code Rule Group Code Rule Family Code
10/01/2017 - Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R (52) Lead and Copper Rule (350) Lead and Copper Rule (5000) Chemicals (300) Lead and Copper Rule (350)

What do these Violations Mean?

Safe Drinking Water Act Violations categories split into two groups, health based, and non-health based. Generally, health based violations are more serious, though non-health based violations can also be cause for concern.

Health Based Violations

  1. Maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) - maximum allowed contaminant level was exceeded.
  2. Maximum residual disinfectant levels (MRDLs) - maximum allowed disinfectant level was exceeded.
  3. Other violations (Other) - the exact required process to reduce the amounts of contaminants in drinking water was not followed.

Non-Health Based Violations

  1. Monitoring and reporting violations (MR, MON) - failure to conduct the required regular monitoring of drinking water quality, and/or to submit monitoring results on time.
  2. Public notice violations (Other) - failure to immediately alert consumers if there is a serious problem with their drinking water that may pose a risk to public health.
  3. Other violations (Other) - miscellaneous violations, such as failure to issue annual consumer confidence reports or maintain required records.

SDWA Table Key

Field Description
Compliance Period Dates of the compliance period.
Status Current status of the violation.
  • Resolved - The violation has at least one resolving enforcement action. In SDWIS, this indicates that either the system has returned to compliance from the violation, the rule that was violated was no longer applicable, or no further action was needed.
  • Archived - The violation is not Resolved, but is more than five years past its compliance period end date. In keeping with the Enforcement Response Policy, the violation no longer contributes to the public water system's overall compliance status. Unresolved violations are also marked as Archived when a system ceases operations (becomes inactive).
  • Addressed - The violation is not Resolved or Archived, and is addressed by one or more formal enforcement actions.
  • Unaddressed - The violation is not Resolved or Archived, and has not been addressed by formal enforcement.
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Health-Based? Whether the violation is health based.
Category Code
The category of violation that is reported.
  • TT - Treatment Technique Violation
  • MRDL - Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level
  • Other - Other Violation
  • MCL - Maximum Contaminant Level Violation
  • MR - Monitoring and Reporting
  • MON - Monitoring Violation
  • RPT - Reporting Violation
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Code A full description of violation codes can be accessed in the SDWA_REF_CODE_VALUES (CSV) table.
Contaminant Code A code value that represents a contaminant for which a public water system has incurred a violation of a primary drinking water regulation.
Rule Code Code for a National Drinking Water rule.
  • 110 - Total Coliform Rule
  • 121 - Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 122 - Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 123 - Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 130 - Filter Backwash Rule
  • 140 - Ground Water Rule
  • 210 - Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 220 - Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 230 - Total Trihalomethanes
  • 310 - Volatile Organic Chemicals
  • 331 - Nitrates
  • 332 - Arsenic
  • 333 - Inorganic Chemicals
  • 320 - Synthetic Organic Chemicals
  • 340 - Radionuclides
  • 350 - Lead and Copper Rule
  • 410 - Public Notice Rule
  • 420 - Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 430 - Miscellaneous
  • 500 - Not Regulated
  • 111 - Revised Total Coliform Rule
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Rule Group Code Code that uniquely identifies a rule group.
  • 120 - Surface Water Treatment Rules
  • 130 - Filter Backwash Rule
  • 140 - Groundwater Rule
  • 210 - Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 220 - Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 230 - Total Trihalomethanes
  • 310 - Volatile Organic Chemicals
  • 320 - Synthetic Organic Chemicals
  • 330 - Inorganic Chemicals
  • 340 - Radionuclides
  • 350 - Lead and Copper Rule
  • 400 - Other
  • 500 - Not Regulated
  • 110 - Total Coliform Rules
  • 410 - Public Notice Rule
  • 420 - Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 430 - Miscellaneous
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Rule Family Code Code for rule family.
  • 100 - Microbials
  • 200 - Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 300 - Chemicals
  • 400 - Other
  • 500 - Not Regulated
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For more clarification please visit the EPA's data dictionary.

Roseville Water - Frequently Asked Questions

To contact customer service for the Roseville water provider, City of Roseville, please use the information below.
By Phone: 916-774-5513
By Email:
By Mail: 2005 Hilltop Circle
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Existing customers can login to their City of Roseville account to pay their Roseville water bill by clicking here.

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If you don't want to make an account, or can't remember your account, you can make a one-time payment towards your Roseville water bill without creating an account using a one time payment portal with your account number and credit or debit card. Click here to make a one time payment.

Starting Your Service

Moving to a new house or apartment in Roseville means you will often need to put the water in your name with City of Roseville. In order to put the water in your name, please click the link to the start service form below. Start service requests for water bills typically take two business days.

Start Service Form

Want to create a new account?

Leaving your house or apartment in Roseville means you will likely need to take your name off of the water bill with City of Roseville. In order to take your name off the water bill, please click the link to the stop service form below. Stop service for water bills requests typically take two business days.

Stop Service Form

Is Roseville Tap Water Safe to Drink? Tap water & safety quality

The estimated price of bottled water

$2.00 in USD (1.5-liter)


Roseville 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 Roseville, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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City of Roseville

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the California State Water Resources Control Board, 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: 119000
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 15

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Arsenic
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Nitrate
  • Radon
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Chlorate
  • Chloromethane
  • Dalapon
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Strontium
  • Testosterone
  • Vanadium


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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Roseville Tap Water

Can you drink your Roseville tap water without worrying about its health effects? The good news is that safe tap drinking water is easier than you think. Whether you want to filter water yourself or want to be sure your family is truly drinking a healthy amount of water, the first step is learning more about your water’s “health rating.” Simply put, the “health rating” of a specific water source is a number that indicates how healthy a particular supply can be. For instance, if you read the same information on the bottle as you would for a bottled beverage, the rating is usually listed as “safe” or “PG.”

In other words, Roseville tap water is safe to drink. However, it would be best if you took precautions when using this water. Tap Safe contains statistics from several publicly accessible sources, such as the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC, and user-submitted data. Still, unfortunately, there is not enough data for a consumer report to draw any general conclusion about Roseville tap water. But there are a few things you should be aware of when you consider using tap water purification systems.

You should always discard any tap or filtered water that comes from a faucet that comes from a major water utility. Even if it lists “life” as one of its reasons for purchasing a water filtering system, you need to be sure that your water is clean. If it’s not, you have a serious problem, which means your health is not safe. You should also ask your doctor if you are having any problems with your health. He or she may provide you with the information you need to find the right solution.

Roseville Drinking Water

If you live in or around Roseville, you’ve probably noticed that there is a lot of talk about an insufficient water supply in your area. You might even have some concerns about the water that comes into your home. The good news is that you can easily take care of these problems by having a good water filtration system installed or having your home tested every couple of months for contamination.

You can also contact the Water Department for answers about starting or stopping drinking water service to your home. Payment and billing questions. Reporting a water-related problem with your local water utility. Doing a water filtration inspection of your home.

If you feel uncomfortable about your water quality at home, you should have your water tested. There’s no reason to keep putting off this important step. By doing a water filtration inspection of your home, you can find out what is in your water, what contaminants are there, and how much contamination is in your supply. By doing this simple test, you’ll be able to make better decisions about what kind of water filtration system you need for your home. Protect your health. If you want the best quality water for your home, you should install a water filtration system. Then you can rest easy knowing that your water is clean and safe for cooking, bathing, and drinking. You don’t have to worry about what’s in your water when you’ve taken the steps necessary to filter it.

Roseville Water Quality Report

When you go looking for a Roseville water treatment service, you want to get a quality report. This will let you know what is out there in the filtration and purification that the company provides. You can get this report in many places, and it is not that hard to find. When you go looking, the first place you may want to look is your local water treatment facility. The professionals that work there have all of the information you need and can give you the best options available to you on what kind of filtration and purification you will need.

When you are looking for a Roseville water testing site, you need to make sure that the one you choose will give you the type of quality report you need and then give you all of the results of that testing. After all, you will be looking for good quality water for your home. With the quality report from each of the places you choose, you will have the information you need to decide which one you will go with. There is nothing worse than getting bad-tasting water and then having to pay a lot of money to get it fixed.

If you are looking for a good place to test the water in your home, look no further than your local water treatment facility. They are the professionals and will give you all of the information that you need. There is nothing worse than having your water quality report come back and say that your water is not up to par and that you need to get it fixed right away. Don’t take that chance. When you get a quality report from your local water company, you know that everything is ok.

Roseville Water Resources Control Board

The Roseville Water Resources Control Board is responsible for making sure the citizens of Roseville have access to clean, potable water. The board also makes sure that the water coming into the region is of the highest quality possible. Suppose you wonder why the board does not just use chlorine and chemicals to kill the bacteria and other harmful organisms in the water. In that case, you might want to look at the area’s history. A recent study showed that there was a serious lack of pure water supply in the region. It was found that more than 25% of the water coming into the region did not have the proper standards for safe drinking water.

The board has taken a lead role in setting the number of chemical agents present in the water. They work hard to make sure that this requirement is met and try to get as many people to install water filters so that their families have access to cleaner water. The board is trying to accomplish increasing the amount of water recycled through the city. Through this new initiative, every household will be able to receive a free glass of water.

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