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Is Salem Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 9:06 am, April 9, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Salem?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Salem, India.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in India is a out of 100.

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 Salem.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for India


Can you drink tap water from Salem Nigeria? You can.

That is why I decided to take a trip to the place, where all those people are drinking clean, pure and safe water. The town of Salem is located on the north of Nigeria. It is home to a huge water storage area that supplies the whole city with fresh and clean water.

The water is of a very high quality. This is because it was developed and purified many years ago by the government itself. The process took about two decades before it was finally released for public consumption. The only problem with this is that some of the water sources have been contaminated with harmful chemicals that are often used as fertilizers in the agriculture industry.

Since the water is naturally clean, it is not only suitable for drinking, but for bathing and cooking as well. Even though there are no health risks associated with drinking the water, there have been cases of illness related to unclean water sour


Salem tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 73% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 44% Moderate
  • Water Quality 28% Low

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

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Salem Water Department

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 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: 42869
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Purchased surface water
  • Total: 15

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Arsenic*
  • Bromodichloromethane*
  • Chloroform*
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane*
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)*
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)*

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium*
  • Chlorate
  • Dibromomethane*
  • Fluoride*
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)*
  • Nitrate*
  • Strontium
  • 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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