Tap water safety in Wellington (New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ)

๐Ÿ‘ In general, the water may be safe to drink in Wellington.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 93 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Very high"

Scientific reports

We are working on providing you with scientific reports about the water quality in Wellington, 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 803$ per year in Wellington 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 Wellington, 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.

Tap water safety in all of New Zealand

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 100% of the country.

Lonely Planet

Tap water throughout New Zealand is generally safe to drink, and public taps with nondrinkable water tend to be labelled as such. However, water quality has faced pollution challenges in some places. Very occasionally, a warning may be issued that tap water must be boiled โ€“ your accommodation should inform you if this happens.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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