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Is Scranton Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Scranton?

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 Scranton.

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


In my last article I talked about the contamination of Tap Water in Scranton, PA. If you''re like me, you don''t want to have that kind of contaminated water anywhere near your home. As a matter of fact, I''m sure you''ll agree with me when I say that it''s definitely not something you want your children to be exposed to. So let''s look at what is causing the contamination to occur, and why you need to have it tested.

Well, it would seem that the main reason that water in Scranton, PA has been contaminated with lead is because of the dumping of millions of gallons of toxic chemicals into their groundwater. Since these chemicals were being dumped by the large companies that own the land, it''s no wonder that their water started getting contaminated. However, because they were only fined for the water they dumped, they just continued to dump as much as they could without being punished.

It didn''t stop there, because the chemicals kept coming back to th

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.99 in USD (1.5-liter)


Scranton tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 38% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 63% High

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