Is Edinburgh Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?Yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$1.31

Can You Drink Tap Water in Edinburgh?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 99% of United Kingdom cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

Wikitravel

By all accounts, Edinburgh is an extremely safe destination. In a poll conducted by international market research firm YouGov in 2014, Edinburgh was listed as the safest of the ten most populous cities in the UK. The tap water is safe to drink, like it is anywhere in Scotland. Visitors can eat the food without constant fear of becoming home to a nefarious parasite. And although home burglaries are on the rise, violent crime and robberies happen infrequently.

Tap water by country

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  • Water Quality Rating:
  • < 20%
  • 20% - 39%
  • 40% - 59%
  • 60% - 79%
  • 80% - 100%

How Do People In Edinburgh Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Edinburgh have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data.

A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

DescriptionScoreRating
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility13%Very Low
Water Pollution12%Very Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility87%Very High
Water Quality88%Very High

Reminder:
Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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