Is Lisbon Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$0.68

Can You Drink Tap Water in Lisbon?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

Tap water by country

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

What Do People In Lisbon Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Lisbon 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.

Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility18%Very Low
Water Pollution25%Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility82%Very High
Water Quality75%High

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.

Tap Water in Lisbon Safe for Drinking?

Lisbon Tap water

In general, tap water in Lisbon, Portugal, is perfectly safe to drink. The water here might be different from what you have back home. But you don’t have to worry about it, because the mineral content of the water is not what you use to have.

You don’t need to specify that you are ordering tap or bottled in the restaurant. The most restaurant doesn’t serve tap water, just like other nations like the United States.

Some of the Popular Bottled Water in Lisbon, Portugal

  • Água Castello
  • Água de Nascente
  • Água do Fastio
  • Água do Marao
  • Água Sao Silvestre
  • Água Viva
  • Águas de Carvalhelhos (Fonte Estela)
  • Águas de Carvalhelhos (Fonte Lucy)
  • Alardo
  • Atlântida
  • Aurora
  • Bem Saúde
  • Caldas de Penacova
  • Campilho
  • Carvalhelhos
  • Cruziero
  • Fon7es
  • Glaciar
  • Frize
  • Castelo de Vide
  • Ladeira de Envendos
  • Lombadas
  • Magnificat
  • Melgaço
  • Monchique
  • Nascente do Alardo
  • Nascente Salutis
  • Pizões
  • Rio Bravo
  • Salutis
  • Sao Lourenco
  • São Cristóvão
  • Serra da Estrela
  • Serra da Penha
  • Serrana
  • Setefontes
  • Vimeiro

Current Weather in Lisbon


Source of Water in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon and its water have a noble and exciting history. King João V (1689-1750) had good plans to give the public a great source of drinking water. However, the city never managed to do so till the Marquês de Pombal stepped in with their affinity for city preparation. And set into motion what would become the life source for so many Lisboetas. In 1746, the towering Águas Livres (free water) aqueduct was built and started moving water from nearby Sintra to the city of Lisbon using gravity alone.

The primary source of water in Lisbon, Portugal, comes from groundwater, and secondary will be from surface water.

Groundwater is a vital natural resource in Lisbon and mainly in Portugal, where it accounts for nearly 60% of the drinking water supplies. Thus making it a priority its protection both in quality and quantity. One of the strategies used in groundwater protection, for public water supply, is the definition of source protection zones (SPZs). These areas must be associated with other preventive practices to maintain a good quality of groundwater.

Some of the Convenience Stores in Lisbon

  • Loja de Conveniência Indiano
  • Late Night Shop
  • Magazin Romanesc
  • Don Euro
  • Garrafeira de Campo de Ourique
  • Saba Express
  • Grab & Go
  • Carlos APS
  • Minimercado Meggi
  • Minicampus
  • Ten to ten
  • BP
  • Liberty Store

Estimated Price of Bottled Water

1.5 liter$0.68€0.63£0.54

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