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Is Bilbao 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 Bilbao?

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 Bilbao.

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

Tap Water Bilbao Spain is a country where tap water quality standards are really not high at all. What does this mean to you? Well, if you are traveling to Spain or staying in a hotel there, and you have water available, you should be very concerned about the safety of that water. This is especially true for children. The water in Spain is treated in big water plants and factories before it gets bottled up. These water plants often use many chemicals and pesticides in order to get the water to be treated so that it meets with government safety standards.

How can you tell if you have tap water quality in Bilbao? The first thing that you should do is to avoid buying bottled water. It will cost you too much money. It is much cheaper and healthier to just purchase tap water from your faucet. Once you get it home, run a test.

You should look for certain things. There should be a water report card on the bottle that says the percentage of calcium and magnesi


Tap water is safe to drink, also from the outdoor taps. On weekend nights a lot of people gather in the bar area in eastern Casco Viejo, get their drinks from any of the bars and hang around on the streets before heading to nightclubs.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.62 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bilbao tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 24% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 93% Very High
  • Water Quality 76% High

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