Is Banska Bystrica Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.65 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Banska Bystrica Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Quality 75% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Banska Bystrica, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Can You Drink Tap Water in Banska Bystrica?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 99% of Slovakia cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.


In November 2020, Hungary''s central government passed a law to ban the import of bottled water. The government claims that tap water is contaminated with dangerous contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides, bacteria, and other hazardous chemicals. In addition to banning the importation of bottled water, the new laws also impose restrictions on the storage, use, and disposal of tap water.

Banska Bystrica Slovakia is one of the regions that are targeted by the legislation. Banska Bystrica is the only municipality in the whole of Slovakia. Its population consists mainly of ethnic Hungarians. In the early nineteenth century, the town was part of the Austrian Empire. The area was then occupied by the Czechs.

However, after the collapse of the Czechoslovakian communist regime, the municipality''s independence was restored, and the name of the town was changed from "Banska Bystrica" to "Banska Stranka" and finally to "Banska Bratislava" in the year 1990.


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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