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Can You Drink Tap Water in Braganca?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Braganca, Portugal.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Portugal is a out of 100.
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 Braganca.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Portugal, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
It is a strange but true fact that tap water in Braganca, Portugal does not meet the standards stipulated by the World Health Organization or WHO. Only about one percent of the population uses tap water for drinking and only a small fraction of the population uses it for cooking. The rest of the population drinks bottled water. This is a sad situation because there is no other way to purify tap water except by boiling it. This method kills all the harmful microbes that live in it, but it also destroys all the beneficial bacteria which are useful in keeping our intestinal tracts healthy.
Tap Water Safety When taking a shower in unfiltered tap water, your body is being subjected to an onslaught of thousands of different microscopic pathogens. These microorganisms are waste products from the breakdown of cellular matter. They are constantly being released into our system. They are particularly dangerous because they are capable of causing serious health complications
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.54 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20% Low
- Water Pollution 30% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 81% Very High
- Water Quality 70% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Braganca, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.