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Can You Drink Tap Water in Sitka?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Sitka, Alaska.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Alaska 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 Sitka.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Alaska, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Many Alaskans have questions about the quality of their drinking water and have turned to the World Wide Web to find answers. Most of them find out that the water they drink does not contain lead or other contaminants.
The only contaminants found in Sitka''s drinking water are a small percentage of naturally occurring minerals. And as far as that goes, no harm was done by a few microorganisms or minerals floating around.
But the majority of people who use bottled water from Alaska are concerned about what may be present in their tap water, particularly because there is so much talk about toxins in our environment. They are concerned about any traces of toxins and the effect that could have on their children, their pets, or anyone else who drinks their tap water.
The truth is that there is little chance that drinking bottled water from Alaska will cause health problems. But there is a chance that drinking contaminated tap water from Alaska
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6% Very Low
- Water Pollution 18% Very Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 94% Very High
- Water Quality 82% Very High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Sitka, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 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.
- Serves: 11702
- Data available: 2012-2017
- Data Source: Surface water
- Total: 10
Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines
- Dichloroacetic acid
- Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
- Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
- Trichloroacetic acid
Other Detected Contaminants
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
- Nitrate and nitrite
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.