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WaterZen Rating

Lead levels in the drinking water of some cities across the United States are too high, potentially creating public-health issues for the people living in those areas.

What about City of Houston Water? How much lead is in your drinking water? And how do those levels compare to other cities in the state? We examined data from hundreds of cities across the nation to understand and grade your water quality.

As you can see, City of Houston Water received an above-average grade because the amounts of contaminants found in the water supply were lower than most other water providers we've analyzed.

According to City of Houston Water, water samples were taken in 2019 (view all: reporting years: 2016). For more details, you can download the annual water-quality report (also known as the Consumer Confidence Report) here.

To take more action to improve your water quality, check out our guides for the various water-testing and filtration options on the market: water pitchers, filtered water bottles, TDS meters, reverse-osmosis filters, under-sink filters, and whole-house water filters.

Houston has multiple water providers: City of Houston Water, Clear Lake Water Authority, Houston Water (Kingwood Utility District 5), Harris County MUD, Timber Lane Utility District, Harris County Fwsd 51, Clear Brook City Mud, Northwest Park Mud, Harris County Water, Harris County Mud 71, NW Harris County Mud 5, Harris County Mud 26, Harris Montgomery County Mud 386, Harris County Mud 167, Harris County Mud 200 - Cranbrook, Remington Mud 1, Fort Bend Mud 30, Fort Bend MUD 23, City of Houston Water - Contact, Pay Bill, Start or Stop Service and more, Harris County MUD, Cimarron Mud, Harris County Improvement District, Harris County Mud 120, Harris County Mud 157, and Harris County Mud 81, view all. This page provides water quality information for City of Houston Water.

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WaterZen Rating

Lead levels in the drinking water of some cities across the United States are too high, potentially creating public-health issues for the people living in those areas.

What about City of Houston Water? How much lead is in your drinking water? And how do those levels compare to other cities in the state? We examined data from hundreds of cities across the nation to understand and grade your water quality.

As you can see, City of Houston Water received an above-average grade because the amounts of contaminants found in the water supply were lower than most other water providers we've analyzed.

According to City of Houston Water, water samples were taken in 2019 (view all: reporting years: 2016). For more details, you can download the annual water-quality report (also known as the Consumer Confidence Report) here.

To take more action to improve your water quality, check out our guides for the various water-testing and filtration options on the market: water pitchers, filtered water bottles, TDS meters, reverse-osmosis filters, under-sink filters, and whole-house water filters.

Houston has multiple water providers: City of Houston Water, Clear Lake Water Authority, Houston Water (Kingwood Utility District 5), Harris County MUD, Timber Lane Utility District, Harris County Fwsd 51, Clear Brook City Mud, Northwest Park Mud, Harris County Water, Harris County Mud 71, NW Harris County Mud 5, Harris County Mud 26, Harris Montgomery County Mud 386, Harris County Mud 167, Harris County Mud 200 - Cranbrook, Remington Mud 1, Fort Bend Mud 30, Fort Bend MUD 23, City of Houston Water - Contact, Pay Bill, Start or Stop Service and more, Harris County MUD, Cimarron Mud, Harris County Improvement District, Harris County Mud 120, Harris County Mud 157, and Harris County Mud 81, view all. This page provides water quality information for City of Houston Water.

Lead Levels in the Water

Lead contamination of drinking water most often occurs when service pipes corrode. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures, and solder.

Lead

The level of Lead is higher than the Public Health Goal and higher than most water providers.

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Health Goal
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15
Legal limit
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4.01
City of Houston Water

Ranking of Texas Cities

How does City of Houston Water quality compare to other cities in the state?

We compiled and analyzed the levels of contaminant in the water of cities throughout the state, averaged those two numbers for each city, and ranked them accordingly. The grade reflects how each city's overall water quality compares to other cities.

Ranking of Similarly-Sized US Cities

How does City of Houston Water quality compare to other cities with similar populations?

We've compiled and analyzed contaminant data from water providers which serve similar populations to City of Houston Water.

Ranking of Large US Cities

How does City of Houston Water quality compare to large US cities?

We've compiled and analyzed contaminant data from the largest water providers in the country (by population served).

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