Is Krakow (Cracow) Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update3:52 am, May 11, 2020

Can you drink tap water in Krakow?

Krakow Poland, tap water is safe for drinking. The quality is exceptional but hard. You can wash, clean food, brush your teeth using tap water.

Krakow Tap Water
Krakow, Poland

The European Co-operation Benchmarking a water service recently issued a report which proves that the water in the city is of the highest quality. A related table showing the results of research on water supply organizations from different countries is accessible on their website.

Most tourists prefer bottled water because of water hardiness, but perfectly safe. High mineral content can change the taste of water. Most hard waters have high calcium and magnesium dissolved in water. You may also boil the water to soften the water’s taste. But still, this is not recommended because it impoverishes its mineral composition.

Source of Tap Water in Krakow, Poland

Tap Water from Krakow came from surface water. They have four primary sources of surface water. And the essential source the Dobczyckie Lake reservoir, which supplies half of the city’s drinking water. This reservoir was constructed 30 kilometers south of Krakow on the Raba River in 1986. The remaining three sources are on the Sanka River in Bielany, on the Dlubnia River and Rudawa River. Surface water sources are strictly observed to avoid unusual types or levels of microbial/disease-causing contaminants.

Another source is groundwater in Mistrzejowice. One of the districts in Krakow located in the northern part of the city.

Strict monitoring of surface water done to avoid unexpected types or levels of disease-causing contaminants. Ensuring that water quality follows and passed the European standard for drinking water.

Traveler’s Notes

Tap water is generally safe to drink, though bottled water is cheap and readily available.

Current Weather in Krakow


Some of the Convenience Stores in Krakow

Zabka Convenience Store
Zabka Convenience Store
  • Żabka Estimated Price of Bottled Water
  • Kocyk
  • Kanpol
  • Spar
  • Carrefour Express
  • Jubilat
  • Odido
  • Relay
  • Shell
  • BP
  • MExpress
  • Szczypiorek Market
  • Witaminka
  • Biedronka
  • FL-51

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