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Is The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands?

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 The Woodlands.

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


The Woodlands, Texas, is one of the largest areas of natural beauty and cultural heritage in the nation. This small town is home to a diverse population of visitors that visit each year for a variety of reasons, ranging from a vacation to a family reunion.

Many people mistakenly believe that tap water in The Woodlands is pure and free from all pollutants. This is not the case. Although the City of Houston draws its water from the Gulf of Mexico, which has some of the cleanest water on the planet, it still must deal with contaminants from surrounding farm fields. A well in The Woodlands, Texas, will need to be tested regularly to ensure the water is clean enough for consumption.

In addition to the many contaminants that are present in Houston tap water, The Woodlands is also famous for having the most beautiful spring in the entire United States. The town is also known as one of America''s premier destinations for those who enjoy hiking and fishing, an

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.44 in USD (1.5-liter)


The Woodlands tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33% Low
  • Water Pollution 45% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 67% High
  • Water Quality 55% Moderate

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

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Montgomery County MUD 46

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 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: 17463
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Purchased surface water
  • Total: 20

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)† 142x
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)† 254x

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Asbestos
  • Monobromoacetic acid
  • Nitrite
  • Vinyl chloride


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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