Tap Water Safety in the Czech Republic

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Czech Republic Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Czech Republic 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 17% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 30% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Quality 70% High

Can you drink the tap water in Czech Republic?

The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in Czech Republic (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 Czech Republic think about the tap water?

Tap water in Prague and other large cities is safe to drink. Opt for bottled water in rural areas.


Tap water is good and perfectly safe across the country, although in some small towns, the chlorine can be quite strong.


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.

Check tap water safety of cities in the Czech Republic