Is Charlotte Water Safe to Drink?
Charlotte water quality ranks in the low to mid range for contaminants.
- For reference, Miramar, Florida has 75 contaminants.
- Rochester Hills, Michigan has 5.
- Note: These are both outliers.
With a total of 16 contaminants in your drinking water, 10 of those exceed health guidelines.
Drinking unfiltered water from Charlotte water sources could be hazardous to your health.
Let’s look closer at Charlotte water quality.
Charlotte Water Quality
Charlotte has a total of 16 contaminants analyzed by the Environmental Working Group (ewg.org).
10 of these 16 contaminants are rated as exceeding health guidelines.
They include things like Bromodichloromethane, Chloroform, and Haloacetic acids.
Most of the 16 contaminants pose a risk of Cancer if allowed to stay in your drinking water.
So, What Can You Do?
Information about water quality can be surprising.
But there’s no reason to lose hope. There are things you can do today to keep you and your family safe and healthy.
In Your Household:
Use Berkey water filters with activated carbon to filter out 15 of the 16 contaminants, or 93.75 percent, in your drinking water.
(They also remove 99% of lead contamination in Charlotte’s water.)
Brita and PUR pitchers only manage 68.75% or 11 out of 16.
Save money on new and replacement filters when you use the links at waterbadge.com/filters.
Charlotte Whole House Water Filtration Systems
A whole house filtration system will also filter out 15 of the 16 contaminants, or 93.75 percent, making it another effective choice.
A few things to note:
- Whole house systems are much more effective than water pitchers like Brita and PUR.
- However, the initial cost is higher and they require installation.
For a list of the contaminants that can be filtered out by a whole house system, go to Charlotte’s Water Quality page.
To filter out the highest number of contaminants, use our recommendations on the WaterBadge Filters page:
Conclusion: Is Charlotte Tap Water Safe to Drink?
Not without a filter.
Taking the small extra step to filter what comes out of your tap can head off health problems later.
You deserve to feel safe when you drink your own tap water.
At WaterBadge, our goal is to make that a reality.
To support this mission, we’ve partnered with companies that are dedicated to water filtration and safety.
When you purchase filters and systems through them, you’re also supporting WaterBadge’s mission of cleaner water for everyone.
Thanks for doing your part.
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