Tap Water Safety in Sweden

Last Update10:05 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Sweden?

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

Tap water in Sweden is perfectly safe to drink, and may even be cleaner than bottled water.

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Tap water in Sweden is of great quality, and contains close to zero bacteria. Water in mountain resorts might contain rust, and water on islands off the coast might be brackish, but it is still safe to drink. There is no real reason for buying bottled water in Sweden. Also, there is bottled water that doesn't meet the requirements to be used as tap water in Sweden.

How do People In Sweden Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Sweden 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 15% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 93% Very High
  • Water Quality 85% 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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