Tap water safety in St. Gallen (Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ)

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

Numbeo

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

Numbeo considers this score to be "Very high"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 701$ per year in St. Gallen 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 St. Gallen, 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 Switzerland

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 95% of the country.

Lonely Planet

Tap water in Switzerland is pure, rich in minerals and perfectly safe to drink โ€“ in fact it's often just as good as any of the stuff you can buy in bottles. Don't necessarily expect it free in restaurants, however; bottled water (either still or sparkling) is the norm.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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