How do People In Belgium Rate The Tap Water?
Travellers and residents of Belgium 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 30% Low
- Water Pollution 41% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 70% High
- Water Quality 59% Moderate
Table of Contents1) How do People In Belgium Rate The Tap Water?2) Tap water ratings3) Can you drink the tap water in Belgium?4) What do people in Belgium think about the tap water?5) Wikitravel6) Sources and Resources
Can you drink the tap water in Belgium?
The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in Belgium (source). However, it would be best if you take special precautions toward the unregulated water sources in some areas. Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.
What do people in Belgium think about the tap water?
Tap water is almost always fine to drink, though restaurants will sometimes deny this as an excuse for insisting on serving mineral water.
Tap water is drinkable everywhere in Belgium, but most restaurants do not serve it. Hot spring or some other mineral water is typically served and costs about 4 euro per 1 litter bottle.
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.
Sources and Resources
Check tap water safety of cities in the Belgium
- De Haan
- De Panne
- La Louviere
- La Roche-en-Ardenne