Should I buy bottled water?

You do not need to buy bottled water for health reasons in New York City since our water meets all federal and State health-based drinking water standards: Also, bottled water costs up to 1,000 times more than the City's drinking water. Consumers should look for the NYSHD CERT Number on labels of bottled water, and consumers can access additional information on New York State-certified bottled water facilities within the entire United States that can be sold within New York State. Visit the New York State - Bottled and Bulk Water Program page for more information.

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1. Does my drinking water contain fluoride?
2. Is New York City's water "hard"?
3. At times, my drinking water looks 'milky" when first taken. from a faucet, but then clears up - why?
4. At times I can detect chlorine odors in tap water. What can I do about it?
5. The aerators in my home are clogging with pieces ea small, whitish material. What is causing this to occur?
6. Sometimes my water is a rusty brown color - what causes this?
7. Should I buy bottled water?