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Is Quebec City Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 5:58 pm, December 28, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Quebec City?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Quebec City.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Canada, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

Tap water in Quebec City, Canada, is safe to drink. The drinking water in Quebec is excellent. However, water travels a long way before entering your tap, and water may pick up unwanted additions onward. Water problems are unusual in Quebec than in other cities across Canada.

Quebec City

Canada holds the world’s most extensive freshwater resources, with 8% of the world index. Quebec has 3% of the planet’s freshwater on its region, providing it 13 times more renewable freshwater per resident than the United States. Quebec is using only 0.5% of its accessible renewable freshwater, contrasted to 18.9% in the U.S. Suitable use of this renewable resource not influencing Quebec’s water reserves.

Source of Water in Quebec City, Canada

The primary source of tap water in Quebec City is from surface water. And some portion is form groundwater. The St. Lawrence River is the source of Longueuil’s drinking water. To fulfill industry, businesses, and homes, Ville de Longueuil manages three water treatment plants. After water treatment, they are storing water to one of the five immense reservoirs. And will be distributed through an impressive network of pumps and water mains. Lastly, they collect water from a network of sewers. Water will be treated before returning to the river, which was drawn.

An essential and vital source for about a quarter of all Canadians is groundwater. It is their single-origin of water for drinking and washing, farming, and manufacturing. Indeed, for all their daily water needs. Some thought that groundwater flows through underground rivers or that it collects in underground lakes. Groundwater does not confine to only a few channels or depressions in the same way that surface water did concentrate in streams and lakes. Instead, it exists almost everywhere underground. It can be found underground in the spaces between particles of rock and soil, or crevices and cracks in the foundation.

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Is Quebec City Tap Water Safe To Drink? Tap water & safety quality

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.76 in USD (1.5-liter)


Quebec City tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 81% Very High
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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

Related FAQS


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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Current Weather in Quebec City


Some of the Convenience Stores in Quebec City

Couche-Tard Convenience Store
Couche-Tard Convenience Store
  • Couche-Tard
  • Nutri Soir
  • Boni-Soir
  • Marché Ste-Ursule
  • Tabagie Canardière
  • Concorde
  • Faubourg Giffard Healthy
  • Dépanneur A
  • Jac & Gil Inc
  • Chez Alphonse
  • Provi-Soir
  • Accomodation
  • Epicerie Chez Paul

Estimated Price of Bottled Water

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