Tap water quality in Europe

Tap water quality in Europe

“Water is a source of life and health. Water is essential for life. Its quality is closely related to the standard of living and the state of health of a country.” – EU Drinking Water Directive

Is tap water in Europe safe to drink?

Drinking water in Europe can be considered of good quality when it is safe and clean; That is, when it does not contain pathogens or contaminants at levels capable of adversely affecting the health of the organisms that consume it.

The management of tap water in Europe is highly complex, which is why it normally involves many actors, such as municipalities, supply companies, control laboratories and health administrations. They try to ensure that the supply of drinking water is of good quality, without health risks, easily accessible and available in the required quantity.

In general, tap water in Europe has high-quality supplies and rigorous monitoring and analytical control systems that allow water to reach our homes in good condition and be consumed safely. However, despite all the EU's good intentions and ambitions, water quality varies greatly from country to country.

For more detailed information on the quality of tap water in your country, visit the responsible local department or the drinking water website of the EU Member States.

Regardless of whether tap water in Europe is drinkable, in many cases it contains chlorine, nitrates, heavy metals and microplastics, among others. This is why the best way to ensure that our tap water is completely free of contaminants is to use a tap water filter such as TAPP 2 Twist. For more information on how water filters work click here.

Remember that you find our filters on this website, on Amazon and in our physical stores.

Source: Official guidelines for the implementation of the Drinking Water Directive in EU Member States.
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