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Is Belfast 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 Belfast?

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 Belfast.

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


Do you know what the Tap Water Quality Commission is? Do you even know who oversees it? You have to wonder how someone can say they are concerned about tap water safety and quality, when they are the very ones that put it on a map and send people to meetings and write reports about it. If you want to know what the Tap Water Quality Commission is you can find it on the Internet or in the phone book under the name of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

The first thing you should know is that there is no government regulated water treatment facility anywhere in the United Kingdom. Every town and city has a private treatment facility where tap water is mixed with chlorine and other chemicals to kill bacteria and ensure the supply is safe. Some towns and cities have even decided to go one step further and add a fluoride treatment to make sure the water is good for your health. Unfortunately these public water treatment plants can''t be found in every town and city,

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.18 in USD (1.5-liter)


Belfast tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 23% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 85% Very High
  • Water Quality 77% High

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