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Water Quality Score
Detroit MI Drinking Water Quality
Water Quality Factors
  • Passed All Health Guidelines
  • Passed All Legal Limits
  • Met all Reporting and Monitoring Requirements
  • Uses Chlorine disinfectant

Homes in and around The City of Detroit get their water from the Detroit River and Lake Huron. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department uses five water treatment plants to filter, test, and distribute water to residents in Detroit and over 100 surrounding communities. The water utility is a branch of the city government in Detroit.

Data Sources:
EPA 2012 SDWIS Report

Detroit, MI Water Quality Recent Violations

There were no health violations for in the 2010-2012 reporting periods

There were no reporting, montioring or other reported violations for in the 2010-2012 reporting periods

To see the latest EPA monitoring report for visit the EPA at SDWIS Report

Detroit, MI Water Quality Historical Violations

Above Legal Limit
Above Health Limits
Below Limits
ContaminantTotal Tests Positive ResultsAbove Health LimitsAbove Legal LimitsEPA RegulatedMax ResultHealth Limit Legal Limit
Nitrate 1 1 0 0 Yes 0.30 10 10
Total haloacetic acids (HAAs) 1 1 0 0 Yes 11.40 70 60
Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) 1 1 0 0 Yes 19.90 - 80

1 Water Contaminants were tested for in the Detroit, MI area but not found in drinking water between 2004 and 2009.

Data Source: NYTimes.com

The scores and results above reflect a summary of the historical drinking water testing results that has been documented by the EPA and other sources. The color coding of the symbols was developed by WaterFilterComparisions.com as an easy way for individuals to gauge the historical effectiveness of Detroit water suppliers in meeting legal and health regulations in providing clean drinking water. This should only be used as a guide, and WaterFilterComparisons recommends you contact Detroit water suppliers to better understand the quality of the drinking water in Detroit, .