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Cities with the Best and Safest Drinking Water in America

Cities with the Best and Safest Drinking Water in America

by Andrew Ciccone April 18, 2018

There are many threats to our tap water from: fluoridation, chemical treatment, filtration and outdated plumbing and fixtures. The best water comes from protected natural springs. The natural minerals give spring water it’s great taste.

Many have turned to bottled water due to the poor quality of their local drinking water which may be contaminated or treated with chemicals to make it potable. Water faces threats from climate change and public health to agriculture, pollution, income inequality, and infrastructure. Water can get contaminated from bacteria like E. coli and coliform.

As surprising as it may seem,  bottled water is not as closely regulated and monitored as tap water. The U.S. has one of the safest water supplies in the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set standards for drinking water quality and oversees the states, localities, and water suppliers who implement those standards.

New York City believe it or not has some of the best tap water in the country. New York’s delicious water comes from aquifers of the Catskill Mountains.


 The Seychelle Family Radiological Pure Water Filter Pitcher delivers up to 150 gallons of filtered water. This is equal to 1200 half liters of bottled water, making it the economical way for you to enjoy great-tasting healthy water. Plus, no more disposable bottles in the landfill.

A study conducted by the University of Cincinnati evaluated drinking water in over seventy of  most highly populated Metropolitan cities in the contiguous United States. Common contaminants reflecting water quality were selected for the study. The results from this study along with a panel from the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting ranked the top ten cities with the best tasting water in the U.S.

Here are The Top Ten Cities With The Best Tasting Water In The United States: 

  1. Hamilton, Ohio
    Hamilton is the 2009, 2010 and 2015 Berkeley Springs International Best Water Tasting Winner and also awarded the 2012 and 2014 “Best of the Best” award from the Ohio American Water Works Association. 
  1. Eldorado, Colorado
    Eldorado Springs is blessed with several high quality water sources such as the reservoirs and streams in Boulder and Boulder Creek Watersheds, and diversions from the upper Colorado River via Carter Lake and Boulder Reservoir are what make the drinking water in the area one of the best in the country. 
  1. Emporia, Kansas
    Emporia was awarded the top prize for its municipal H2O in 2013. Turbidity, cloudiness or haziness of the water, is cleaner than the allowable limit because of new filters added in 1996..
  1. Independence, Missouri
    Independence’s water comes from 42 wells, located at the Courtney Bend Water Treatment Plant. They receive water from the Missouri River Alluvial Aquifer, classified as a ground water source. The well water is softened and disinfected at the treatment plant, and meets or exceeds all federal and state quality regulations. 
  1. Montpelier, Ohio
    Montpelier has been awarded Berkeley Springs Best Tasting Water in 2003, 2006 and 2007. An aquifer, flowing from Lake Michigan” that keeps the water clean. 
  1. Dickinson, North Dakota
    Dickinson receives its drinking water from Lake Sakakawea, which is a surface water source. In 2015 “Southwest Water Authority” rated Dickinson’s water is one of the best in the country.  
  1. Santa Ana, California
    Santa Ana gets more than 60 percent of its water supply from its own groundwater wells, and buys the rest from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The groundwater is pretty much ready to drink as soon as it is pumped, and known as one of the best in the country.
  1. Desert Hot Springs, California
    Desert Hot Springs water is drawn from the Mission Creek Subbasin aquifer. Nine deep water wells within the Mission Creek Sub-basin and one within the Garnet Sub-basin pump into the District’s distribution system. Berkeley Springs Water Tasting rates their water as one of the best.
  1. Austin, Texas
    Austin, one of the most beautiful places for open water swimming and one of the top cities rated for having the cleanest and safest tap water. Austin’s water has low levels of turbidity as well as low levels of lead  and haloacetic acid.
  1. Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    The city’s motto is the “City of Wonderful Water”. Stevens Point has won the “Best of the Best” water that comes from a faucet contest organized by the American Water Works Association. The water comes from groundwater wells and is treated with chlorine, fluoride and phosphate. 

Learn more about your local drinking water and ways to keep your water free from contaminants and tasting great.



Andrew Ciccone
Andrew Ciccone


Andrew Ciccone, VP Branding & Media Strategy - Andrew's long strange marketing trip began after graduating from Syracuse University with a BS in Marketing. Andrew then developed his marketing prowess when he moved to Madison Avenue big boys Young & Rubicam, Backer Spielvogel, and Grey Advertising. He went on to get a Masters in Corporate Communications from Baruch College, then went on to start his own agency in 2011 - Hudson Valley Public Relations. Andrew has earned a reputation for creative, smart, innovative campaigns that get results. Andrew's spare time is devoted to sailing regattas, family fun and film. To date he has penned four screenplays.

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