Is Lausanne Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:26 pm, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.1 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Lausanne?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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


Have you heard of the story about the beautiful, healthy young daughter of a local farmer in Lausanne, Switzerland? This father worked very hard all year long planting potatoes and beans and had high expectations for his crop this year. Then, all of a sudden, he had a problem.

His tap water had a terrible taste. So, he immediately stopped using it and started drinking bottled water instead. Within days, he noticed that the quality of the bottled water was not as good as his tap water. He then did some research and found out that most of the bottled companies in the area were using very poor quality tap water to bottle their brand and then ship it all over the world.

This is a sad example of how poorly tap water quality can be overlooked by so many people. However, there are some companies in Lausanne that use only clean tap water to bottle their mineral water and send it all over the world. These companies know that pure water is probably the best way

What Do People In Switzerland Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Switzerland 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 9% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 18% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 91% Very High
  • Water Quality 83% 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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