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Can You Drink Tap Water in Antwerp?
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 Antwerp.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Belgium, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Antwerp, the largest city in Belgium, has a long history as a port and one of the world''s biggest importers of fish and seafood. Today, it is home to over half of the world''s offshore fishing industry. As a result, it has one of the highest rates of contamination of any city in the world. In fact, it is not uncommon to find sewage in the city''s water supply. This is a major problem because fish and seafood are contaminated with all types of harmful bacteria and other pollutants that can harm humans and other animals that come in contact with them.
In fact, it has been known for scientists to detect parasites and bacteria from the water used for human consumption. In Antwerp, tap water can be easily discarded without a trace being left behind. Consequently, this contributes to a considerable increase in the pollution of the surrounding environment.
The tap water quality in Antwerp is bad enough to cause illnesses such as diarrhea and skin irritation
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.93 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22% Low
- Water Pollution 40% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 78% High
- Water Quality 60% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Antwerp, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.