Tap Water Safety in Malta

Last Update6:12 pm, April 9, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Malta?

The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in Malta (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 Malta think about the tap water?

Tap water is fine to drink in Malta.

How do People In Malta Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Malta 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 62% High
  • Water Pollution 58% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 38% Low
  • Water Quality 42% Moderate

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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