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Is Basel 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 Basel?

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 Basel.

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


Tap Water Basel Switzerland is a well known place for travelers and tourists. This region of Europe is known for its hospitality and friendly people. There are many exciting activities to do when you visit this location, and drinking safe water while you are here is just one of them. People who enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of Basel and the surrounding area often stay in vacation rentals or homes.

As with all areas in the world, if you wish to have good tap water quality while visiting Switzerland, there are some precautions that you should follow. The main threat of contamination from tap water comes from the waste water. This includes bathing in lakes, sinks and rivers. However, most towns in Switzerland have special laws that allow them to filter out certain harmful substances, as well as using proper storage methods for liquids that can be used for drinking water.

Tap water is often compared to bottled water because it lacks quality and pu

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.85 in USD (1.5-liter)


Basel tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 11% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 28% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 89% Very High
  • Water Quality 72% High

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