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Can You Drink Tap Water in West Hartford?
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 West Hartford.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Connecticut, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Connecticut tap water systems are regulated by the Department of Public Health. This is the same agency that licenses the bottled water companies. There are many concerns over the quality of tap water in Connecticut.
Tap water from the Department of Public Health contains a variety of contaminants, such as lead, cysts and bacteria. These things can cause major problems with your health. Many children have been reported to be suffering from learning disabilities because of the effects of untreated tap water. The American Water Works Association has stated that cysts in drinking water can cause illnesses that can lead to severe health problems.
The Environmental Protection Agency has also stated that cysts in drinking water can cause reproductive disorders, cancer and other serious ailments. If you suspect that there may be some level of cysts or other bacteria in your tap water, you should contact your local water treatment plant. They will either be a
The estimated price of bottled water
$2 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20% Low
- Water Pollution 34% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
- Water Quality 100% Very High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in West Hartford, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.