How good is Denver's tap water?

Asked by Trulia Denver, Denver, CO Wed Feb 20, 2013

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Kelsey Compa…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Wed Jan 28, 2015
I think it depends on the person. Everyone's taste is different so it would be hard to answer that for you. It might be a good idea to invest in a filtration system just in case you do not like it.
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I agree with Kelsey, everyone's taste is different. I know that there is a lot of sediment in the water though, so a lot of people have water filters and water softeners. It all really depends on your personal preference. I like the taste of filtered water better personally.
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Calvin James, Home Buyer, Orem, UT
Wed Oct 29, 2014
I personally can't stand it. I have a water purification system for the whole house. People call it "mountain water" but there is a lot of ranching in the area. The chemicals they have to add to clense it taste bad.
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I lived in Denver for about 5 years, and I grew to really like it. At first, it was a little bit different than the water in California. A lot of people have water softeners and filters in their home though. It all depends on your personal preference.
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Thank you for the heads up. I will definitely be investing in a water purification system. I am moving from Sarasota, and our water was extremely hard. I put up with it for years, but I finally ready for clean water. I am turning over a new leaf with this move, and my water intake is a fantastic place to start.
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Rose Henders…, Home Buyer, Kansas City, MO
Tue Oct 14, 2014
A filter is never a bad idea, but you may also want to consider testing your water if you are ever unsure. Mountain water is typically fine. But you never know if something could be in your pipes or fixtures. Better safe than sorry.
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It can also be a good idea to get a home water filter. It will not only improve your water quality, but also improve the taste as well. There is nothing better than a cold glass of water that tastes fresh and pure.
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I agree that mountain water is typically fine, but having things filtered never hurts. I would look into a vibrating screen that can sift through minerals and other particles or contaminants in the water. This could be an easy option that ensures healthy drinking water.
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Kathleen Gar…, Agent, Greenwood Village, CO
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Did you know Pepsico currently has a water bottling plant here in Denver? I believe under the brand name Aquafina, the water used is purified from our Denver public water source.

Personally, I believe Denver's tap water is very delicious yet there are certain areas of the city where the taste varies at times. Overall, I enjoy drinking Denver's tap water (and it's far more tasty than most U.S. metropolitan cities' public water). It's definitely a healthier choice for you than drinking a soda!!
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karablader, Home Buyer, Utah County, UT
Thu Jun 26, 2014
I think it's pretty good. If you don't trust it then you can buy a personal water filter. They even have ones that remove fluoride if that is a worry of yours. I have used a personal water filter for years and am very pleased with them.
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Ron Rovtar, Agent, Boulder, CO
Tue Jun 10, 2014
You can download the latest water quality report at the link below.

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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Fri May 30, 2014
I stopped drinking tap water years ago. Visit and locate a fresh water spring.

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Larry Brake, Agent, Aurora, CO
Fri May 30, 2014
We all have our opinions, and most of them suggest Denver water is quite good. But rather than taking our word for it, check out the link below for some objective data.…

Just as point of interest, but a lot of folks are not aware that most of the water in Denver and surrounding area comes from multiple sources. Accordingly, some of the mineral content and flavor can vary.
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Valentina Ci…, Home Buyer, Denver, CO
Wed May 28, 2014
for the past 12 years I have been using tap water, no filters, all good, family healthy...
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whiskeyjenki…, , Silver Spring, MD
Wed May 28, 2014
Not any worse than most cities. In fact, since Denver has several springs somewhat near, I would expect it to be quite good! Let us know!

Will Jenkins |
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Suz A, Agent, Longmont, CO
Mon Mar 11, 2013
I like it. I always ask for a glass at Denver restaurants.
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Robert McGui…, Agent, Denver, CO
Fri Feb 22, 2013
Trulia Denver,

I have been across the country and been amazed at the poor quality of the tap water. Denver's water has a good taste, clarity and is consistently rated among the best in the nation. But then again I think the whole bottled water movement is overrated and the problem of the removal of the plastic bottles is a real problem.

Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
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Yolanda Vare…, Agent, Denver, CO
Thu Feb 21, 2013
I drink it everyday and so far I've been very healthy. I give it to my kids and my guests.
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Lake Bishop, Agent, Denver, CO
Wed Feb 20, 2013
Denver's tap water is among the best in the country. I have a reverse osmosis system in my home but when they come out to service it every year they say the water tests great before it gets to the filter.
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Bill Pearson, Agent, Denver, CO
Wed Feb 20, 2013
In my personal opinion I like Denver Water and I have lived here since 1979. I grew up in Pennsylvania and we had well water which was very good as well.. Most people do drink tap water in restaurant and their homes. Below is a link to Denver Water Reports. Hope you find this helpful. If you need any other information feel free to reach out to me as I'm here to help!

Bill Pearson GRI, SRES |"Your Denver Realtor For Life"
ERA Herman Group Real Estate| 201 Columbine Street| Suite 301| Denver CO 80206
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Joetta Fort, , Arvada, CO
Wed Feb 20, 2013
Good idea, posting it on your site, Rick. I do also use a water filter, because I don't want to ingest chlorine or flouride. I used to think tap water tasted great, but now that I'm accustomed to filtered water, the tap water tastes very different.
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Rick Janson, Agent, Denver, CO
Wed Feb 20, 2013
Hi ~ I just posted the 2012 Denver Water Quality Report on my site. Feel free to browse and cotnact me with any other questions. Personally, I do use a water filter for my drinking water.…

Rick Janson
Employing Broker
Denver Lifestyleâ„¢ Real Estate
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Joetta Fort, , Arvada, CO
Wed Feb 20, 2013
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Stacy Neir, Agent, Denver, CO
Wed Feb 20, 2013
It's simply delicious! Seriously. I was concerned when I had my daughter that I shouldn't ever give her water from the tap but I did a lot of research on line and it says that Denver has some of the cleanest water in the nation. It's no surprise since we live in the Rocky Mountains, which is the source for some of the cleanest and refreshing water in the world!
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