- Failed some Health Guidelines
- Passed All Legal Limits
- Failed some Reporting and Monitoring Requirements
- Uses Chlorine disinfectant
New York City drinking water is world-renowned for its quality. Each day, more than one billion gallons of fresh, clean water is delivered from large upstate reservoirs to the taps of nine million customers throughout New York. New York City's pristine drinking water “is supposed to be some of the best in the country,” says Occupational Medicine Specialist Marc Wilkenfeld, M.D., Director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. The water is transported over 100 miles and is routinely tested for bacteria. The main issue with New York City's tap water is the old pipes used to transport the water. “Lead is the most common reason that you run into a water problem in New York,” says Dr. Wilkenfeld. He suggests running your water for 30 seconds and / or purchasing a faucet water filter.
New York City, NY Water Quality Recent Violations
There were no health violations for in the 2010-2012 reporting periods
There were 3 other violations found in New York City, NY by the EPA in the 2010-2012 reporting periods. They are listed in the table below.
|Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant||Date Violation Last Reported||Violation Type||Violation||Number of Violations||Avg Violation||Max Violation||State Standard||Unit of Measure||Enforcement Action|
|Surface Water Treatment Rule||2012-08-14||Monitoring or reporting violation||Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR||1||0||Compliance Achieved|
|Surface Water Treatment Rule||2011-02-11||Monitoring or reporting violation||Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR||1||0||Formal NOV Issued|
|Surface Water Treatment Rule||2010-05-13||Monitoring or reporting violation||Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR||1||0||Compliance Achieved|
New York City, NY Water Quality Historical Violations
|Contaminant||Total Tests||Positive Results||Above Health Limits||Above Legal Limits||EPA Regulated||Max Result||Health Limit||Legal Limit|
|Total haloacetic acids (HAAs)||23||23||0||0||Yes||84.23||70||60|
|Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)||25||25||0||0||Yes||64||-||80|
15 Contaminants were detected, 0 above legal limits, 1 above health guidelines, and 14 below limits for water suppliers serving New York City, NY between 2004 and 2009.
2 Water Contaminants were tested for in the New York City, NY 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 New York City 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 New York City water suppliers to better understand the quality of the drinking water in New York City, .