Is Adelaide Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update8:36 am, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.6 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Adelaide?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Australia. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Adelaide water quality.


Do you know what is in your tap water in Adelaide, Australia? Tap Water Quality has been getting a lot of attention over recent times. As the major beverage industry fights to get the general public to embrace pure, natural drinking water, there are questions that need to be answered regarding the purity and safety of the tap water.

Tap Water Safety was never really given much importance when I moved to Adelaide eight years ago. The first thing I noticed was the wide variety of bottled water available for purchase in the markets. Of course, it is always good to use filtered water to quench one''s thirst. However, if one is serious about tap water safety, then it is necessary to filter all the household''s water to remove all contaminants, including the unwanted substances found in sludge from the mines. This is the main reason why I chose to move to Adelaide.

The city of Adelaide is located in the foothills of the Adelaide Hills. The city is surrounde

What Do People In Australia Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Australia 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 17% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 26% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Quality 74% High


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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