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Is Staten Island 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 Staten Island?

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 Staten Island.

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


Staten Island has a population of approximately 60,000 people. Because this area is so small and so close to New York City, it is easy for residents to be aware of problems that may occur in their town. The first step you can take when having an issue with your tap water is to make sure you get a sample from a well to check for contamination and testing.

A well is a tube that is deep into the ground. In the past, well water was pumped through and then disposed of. Today, many homeowners have well water storage tanks to hold treated water in order to use it later. Once you have found the source of the problem, finding a reputable company to check your water for contamination may be the best option.

There are numerous contaminants in our city water that can cause major health concerns. If you are experiencing health problems after using tap water, make sure to contact a certified water purification specialist immediately.

Many residents hav

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.89 in USD (1.5-liter)


Staten Island tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 23% Low
  • Water Pollution 41% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 78% High
  • Water Quality 59% Moderate

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