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Is Cork 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 Cork?

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 Cork.

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


There are many Tap Water Cork facilities and companies that supply clean, pure, and well-maintained water on a daily basis. The water comes from rainfall and the ground water is naturally filtered before it makes it way to your faucets in Cork. The water is then treated and disinfected before it makes its way to homes and commercial businesses. This means you are getting clean, safe, and healthy tap water. All that matters is that tap water quality is maintained at all times and that you follow all instructions provided by the company providing your water supply.

Tap Water Cork is treated at a large treatment plant located on the opposite end of Cork City. It is here that the different chemical processes are done to purify and disinfect the water. They are both temperature and pressure controlled to make sure the water coming through is clean, clear, and odorless. What you see through your kitchen tap is just what it sounds like - clean water. It is filtered, boil

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.32 in USD (1.5-liter)


Cork tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 84% Very High
  • Water Quality 75% High

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