Is Douglas Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update9:53 am, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.6 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Douglas?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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


If you want to test the waters before you get hooked on the tap water in Douglas Isle of Man, there are several ways to check for contaminants. You will first need to locate a laboratory that has facilities for testing for lead, chlorine, nitrates and THMs. These are all contaminants that can harm human health.

The two chemicals commonly found in your tap water are lead and THM. Lead is known to cause brain damage and cause learning disabilities, while THM is associated with an increased risk of cancer.

Lead is found in tap water where older homes had lead pipes. Even though the pipes were removed decades ago, some other sources of lead are still present including paint, batteries used to power paint sprayers.

When you think about it, THM is the easiest to detect. Since THM breaks down after only a few days, you may notice that your skin doesn''t seem to look as fresh or that you have an off taste in your mouth. This is because THM breaks

What Do People In Isle of Man Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Isle of Man 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 14% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Quality 86% Very 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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