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Is Bristol 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 Bristol?

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 Bristol.

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


In Bristol, tap water may not be the safest drinking water in the country. In fact, experts say that the Bristol area is one of the countries with the highest risk of having contaminated drinking water. There are a number of contaminants found in the city''s water supply, which experts believe to be the reason why there are a number of cases where people have become ill.

To find out more about the contamination in Bristol''s tap water, read on to discover what has caused this problem and how to get the cleanest water possible in your home. Here''s what you need to know about the situation:

The problem with the water pollution in the Bristol area was first brought to public attention in May 2020, when the news reported on the findings of the UK''s Health and Environmental Hygiene Committee. During the committee''s investigation, the committee was shocked at the amount of contaminants found in some of the city''s water supplies.

The results

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.18 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bristol tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26% Low
  • Water Pollution 35% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 74% High
  • Water Quality 65% High

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