Is Karlovac Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update9:20 am, November 17, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Karlovac?

Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Karlovac. But the average water quality in Croatia is 68%.

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


Do you know that drinking water in Croatia is much different from the quality supplied by tap water? Well, that is certainly a fact. Croatia''s drinking water contains certain standards set by the government but because of political turmoil, the standards have been lowered. This article will explain why you should be very careful about the water you are drinking.

The government has set certain standards that must be met in order to drink safe water. However, there was a period during which only agricultural lands were granted with adequate quantities of pure drinking water. Now, all over the Croatia countryside, people are able to enjoy improved water quality and this includes urban centers too. But there are many ways you can check if your tap water is up to the mark or not. These are some examples of tips to help you identify whether you have unfiltered water:

Does the water taste like raw eggs? If the water smells or even tastes like raw eggs then

What Do People In Croatia Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Croatia 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 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 32% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 86% Very High
  • Water Quality 68% 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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