Tap Water Safety in Austria

Last Update8:46 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Austria?

The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in Austria (source). However, it would be best if you take special precautions toward the unregulated water sources in some areas. Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Austria think about the tap water?

Tap water in Austria is perfectly safe to drink – and it’s actually of a very high standard in many mountainous parts of the country. Don’t expect it to be free in restaurants, however; bottled water (either still or sparkling) is the norm.

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Tap water is of exceptional quality and safe to drink in Austria (except in some parts of Lower Austria, where it is recommended to ask about the water quality first!). The quality of water in Vienna is supposedly comparable to that of Evian.

How do People In Austria Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Austria 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.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 12% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 93% Very High
  • Water Quality 88% 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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