Is Bilbao Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:25 pm, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.62 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Bilbao?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

Tap Water Bilbao Spain is a country where tap water quality standards are really not high at all. What does this mean to you? Well, if you are traveling to Spain or staying in a hotel there, and you have water available, you should be very concerned about the safety of that water. This is especially true for children. The water in Spain is treated in big water plants and factories before it gets bottled up. These water plants often use many chemicals and pesticides in order to get the water to be treated so that it meets with government safety standards.

How can you tell if you have tap water quality in Bilbao? The first thing that you should do is to avoid buying bottled water. It will cost you too much money. It is much cheaper and healthier to just purchase tap water from your faucet. Once you get it home, run a test.

You should look for certain things. There should be a water report card on the bottle that says the percentage of calcium and magnesi


Tap water is safe to drink, also from the outdoor taps. On weekend nights a lot of people gather in the bar area in eastern Casco Viejo, get their drinks from any of the bars and hang around on the streets before heading to nightclubs.

What Do People In Spain Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Spain 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 24% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 93% Very High
  • Water Quality 76% 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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