D+

WaterZen Rating

Even in 2020, lead and copper 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 Phoenix Water? How much lead and copper is in your drinking water? And how does it 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, Phoenix Water received a below-average grade because the amounts of lead and copper found in the water supply were higher than most other water providers we've analyzed.

According to Phoenix Water, water samples were taken in 2018. 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.

D+

WaterZen Rating

Even in 2020, lead and copper 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 Phoenix Water? How much lead and copper is in your drinking water? And how does it 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, Phoenix Water received a below-average grade because the amounts of lead and copper found in the water supply were higher than most other water providers we've analyzed.

According to Phoenix Water, water samples were taken in 2018. 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.

Lead and Copper Levels in the Water

Lead and copper 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 near the average of all water providers.

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Lowest
Average
Highest
0
Health Goal
(MCLG)
15
Legal limit
(MCL)
3
Phoenix Water

Copper

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

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Lowest
Average
Highest
1.3
Legal limit
(MCL)
0.3
Phoenix Water

Ranking of Arizona Cities

How does Phoenix Water quality compare to other cities in the state?

We compiled and analyzed the levels of lead and of copper 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 Phoenix Water quality compare to other cities with similar populations?

We've compiled and analyzed lead and copper data from water providers which serve similar populations to Phoenix Water.

Ranking of Large US Cities

How does Phoenix Water quality compare large US cities?

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

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