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Is Adelaide Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Adelaide?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Adelaide.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Australia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


Do you know what is in your tap water in Adelaide, Australia? Tap Water Quality has been getting a lot of attention over recent times. As the major beverage industry fights to get the general public to embrace pure, natural drinking water, there are questions that need to be answered regarding the purity and safety of the tap water.

Tap Water Safety was never really given much importance when I moved to Adelaide eight years ago. The first thing I noticed was the wide variety of bottled water available for purchase in the markets. Of course, it is always good to use filtered water to quench one''s thirst. However, if one is serious about tap water safety, then it is necessary to filter all the household''s water to remove all contaminants, including the unwanted substances found in sludge from the mines. This is the main reason why I chose to move to Adelaide.

The city of Adelaide is located in the foothills of the Adelaide Hills. The city is surrounde

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.6 in USD (1.5-liter)


Adelaide tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 17% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 26% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Quality 74% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Adelaide, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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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.

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