Is Lower Hutt Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.1 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Lower Hutt Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 6% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 94% Very High
  • Water Quality 94% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Lower Hutt, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Can You Drink Tap Water in Lower Hutt?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 99% of New Zealand cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.


The quality of tap water in New Zealand is a concern for people living in the countryside. Contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides and anti-freeze are commonly found in rural areas. Most towns and cities install filtration systems in residential and commercial premises to clean up the water. However, many rural residents choose not to use these systems, for lack of funds. This often leaves tap-water unclean and with a surprising amount of contamination. Some of the contaminants found in tap water can be quite harmful.

Tap water in the rural areas is not subject to the same stringent purification processes used at the municipal level. Tap water is generally not cleaned using a reverse osmosis system. A home filtration system is necessary to clean it thoroughly and remove all impurities. These systems generally include a carbon filter, an activated carbon core and a sub-micron filter. The filter will remove chlorine, lead and other chemicals that may be found in


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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