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Is Debrecen 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 Debrecen?

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 Debrecen.

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


The waters of the Republic of Hungary were found to contain dangerously high levels of a toxic disinfectant called de-chlorination. Tap Water Debrecen Hungary was discovered by a group of scientists who carried out research into the water supply for the city of Budapest. This made headlines in the European news media, with one headline reading "The Secret that the Government Doesn''t Want You to Know". Other news agencies carried similar stories.

The Hungarian government ordered an independent commission to investigate the water quality issue. The commission carried out extensive research and found that Tap Water Debrecen Hungary was a major problem. The average level of certain contaminants was over two hundred and ten times the safety level stipulated by the EU. In addition, there were over thirteen thousand cases of unhealthy lead poisoning.

Tap Water Debrecen Hungary also contained a variety of other toxins, which had been found in bottled water a

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.31 in USD (1.5-liter)


Debrecen tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 19% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 92% Very High
  • Water Quality 81% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Debrecen, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


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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