Is Alice Springs Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update8:36 am, November 17, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Alice Springs?

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 Alice Springs water quality.

It has come to my attention that there are many areas of Australia where the quality of tap water is poor. Areas where there used to be high quality water. This includes Alice Springs in South Australia. The residents there have lived for generations with excellent quality water from springs that have been there for thousands of years. Recently, these same residents have experienced a sudden influx in illness, and fatalities have occurred as a direct result. So what has happened?

The primary reason for the contamination is geothermal drilling. There are two main basins where the water is stored. One area has always had higher quality than the other. This area was selected as the site for the drilling because the temperature and geothermal gradient was ideal for producing the high quality mineral water.

It is unfortunate that this very high quality resource has now been contaminated by thousands of gallons of drilling fluid that has poured into the unde

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 13% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 33% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Quality 67% 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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