Is Dunedin Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:06 pm, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.3 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Dunedin?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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


If you have never set foot on New Zealand''s North Island, then you have probably never tasted your tap water. New Zealand is renowned as the "Land of The Long White Cloud", and no other region in the world is known for the purity and cleanliness of its water supply. However, despite its beauty and purity, tap water in New Zealand can be a bit of a nightmare. Many people do not realize how dangerous some forms of this water are.

Outbreaks of bacterial cysts, waterborne diseases, and other water-borne illnesses occur every year in New Zealand. Outbreaks tend to occur when there is a major contaminant such as pharmaceutical drugs or other synthetic chemicals in the water. When the population is large, outbreaks can spread rapidly. Outbreaks can occur in rural or city locations alike, affecting both children and adults alike. The most common types of water-borne illness in New Zealand are: cholera, typhoid, dysentery, typhoid fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, dysenter

What Do People In New Zealand Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of New Zealand 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 15% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 87% Very High
  • Water Quality 85% 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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