Is My Tap Water Safe to Drink?

The City of Norfolk’s tap water continues to meet all federal and state standards for drinking water safety and customers may continue to drink tap water. The EPA interim health advisories do not recommend that consumers stop using tap water, nor do they recommend the use of bottled water. The EPA notes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not established standards for PFAS in bottled water.  For more information, visit the EPA’s Meaningful and Achievable Steps You Can Take to Reduce Your Risk page at

Additional information, including answers to frequently asked questions and links to additional sources, is available at the Virginia Department of Health’ website -

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1. What is PFAS?
2. What is Norfolk Doing About PFAS?
3. Is My Tap Water Safe to Drink?
4. What are Health Advisory Levels?
5. Where Can I Get More Information?