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Is Ballarat 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 Ballarat?

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 Ballarat.

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


With its sparkling clean clear water, the sparkling clean taste of ice-cubes and sparkling fruit juices, Ballarat is one of Melbourne''s premiere eating destinations. But what is hidden in the beauty of this city? Is it only the glitz and glamour that make this city a hot spot for tourists and travellers around the world? This article will be looking into the hidden dangers of drinking tap water in Ballarat Australia.

A major problem with drinking water from the taps in this area of Australia is found with the E-coli bacteria. This bacteria is found in large quantities in the groundwater system and when it comes in contact with any tap water it can multiply rapidly, causing immense health problems. There are many cases of illnesses being caused by this microorganism each year. It has even been found to be the cause of cancer in humans. The irony is that this bacteria was largely removed from the drinking water in Australia over thirty years ago due to fears of con

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.38 in USD (1.5-liter)


Ballarat tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 19% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 81% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Ballarat, 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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