Is Lucerne Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:26 pm, November 17, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Lucerne?

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 Lucerne water quality.


Lucerne Switzerland is a quaint town in the northern mountains. In the valley below Lucerne stands the still small Lake Maggoire. The lake''s waters are full of bacteria and algae. It has long been known for having one of the best tap water quality in Europe. Many scientists believe that the water is safe to drink. Nevertheless, it''s always best to have some confidence when dealing with something as important as your own health.

The lakes have been the subject of much controversy. People have blamed Mother Nature for its poor water quality. Others have blamed big industry. No matter what you think, scientists agree that it''s bad. Contaminants like pesticides, industrial waste and animal wastes contaminate it. There are many rumors concerning what might be causing this, but no one has been able to isolate one of the possible culprits.

Lucerne is fortunate to have a major recycling program. They work closely with aluminum producers to recycle scrap in

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 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 91% Very High
  • Water Quality 75% 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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