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Is Catania 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 Catania?

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 Catania.

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


Tap Water in Catania Italy is considered to be safe by the Department of Health but not by the European Commission. In fact, according to the recent report by an independent agency in Italy, Tap Water in Italy has one of the highest cancer rates among the fifteen countries of Europe. When questioned, the health ministry merely stated that it was "aware of the matter". The head of the governing body that represents the European Union, Michel Barnier, has also stated that the Tap Water Quality in Europe should be comparable with that of Canada or Australia. If he means that the health risk is there, then why isn''t it provided for the citizens?

In Catania, however, despite the high levels of pollution and contaminants that are being discharged into its waters, a lack of supply is the main problem. This is primarily because most of the reservoirs in the area are full. The towns closest to the sea have the lowest volumes of fresh water. This is not a problem if the ta

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.54 in USD (1.5-liter)


Catania tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 56% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 44% Moderate
  • Water Quality 44% Moderate

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