Is Rome Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Can You Drink Tap Water in Rome?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

World Health Organization with Safely Managed Drinking Water Services Map

Safely Managed Drinking Water Services Map

How Do People In Rome Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Rome 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 Inaccessibility22%Low
Water Pollution36%Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility78%High
Water Quality64%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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