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Is Banska Bystrica 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 Banska Bystrica?

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 Banska Bystrica.

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


In November 2020, Hungary''s central government passed a law to ban the import of bottled water. The government claims that tap water is contaminated with dangerous contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides, bacteria, and other hazardous chemicals. In addition to banning the importation of bottled water, the new laws also impose restrictions on the storage, use, and disposal of tap water.

Banska Bystrica Slovakia is one of the regions that are targeted by the legislation. Banska Bystrica is the only municipality in the whole of Slovakia. Its population consists mainly of ethnic Hungarians. In the early nineteenth century, the town was part of the Austrian Empire. The area was then occupied by the Czechs.

However, after the collapse of the Czechoslovakian communist regime, the municipality''s independence was restored, and the name of the town was changed from "Banska Bystrica" to "Banska Stranka" and finally to "Banska Bratislava" in the year 1990.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.65 in USD (1.5-liter)


Banska Bystrica tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Quality 75% High

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

Related FAQS


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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