Baltimore’s Drinking Water Ranked the 10th Best in the Country

11/13/17

By Ethan McLeod, Baltimore Fishbowl

For all of Baltimore’s infrastructural problems, our drinking water is first-rate, according to a magazine’s new ranking of municipal water systems.

The folks over at men’s luxury publication Best Magazine took the time to rank U.S. cities’ drinking water based on measurable contaminants, pollution potential and an industry nonprofit’s taste tests of water supplies. The conclusion they drew may surprise you: Baltimore has the 10th best drinking water in the United States.

The ranking says Baltimore’s water supply has just three contaminants for which concentrations exceed health guidelines. According to the Environmental Working Group, the source for that info, they’re chromium, total triohalomethanes and hormones.

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