Tap water safety in Mackay (Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ)

๐Ÿ‘Ž In general, the water in Mackay is not safe to drink.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 50 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Moderate"

Scientific reports

We are working on providing you with scientific reports about the water quality in Mackay, if you know a reliable source for that feel free to shoot us a message in the chat below!

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 1110$ per year in Mackay by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

๐Ÿณ Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.

Warning

Even though drinking water might be considered safe, if you plan to travel to Mackay, consider talking to your local contact to verify that. Old pipes could be leaking toxic material or water in that specific country could contain heavy metals or bacteria.

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Tap water safety in all of Australia

Lonely Planet

Water is generally drinkable in Australia and is usually signposted if it is not safe.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally safe for consumption.