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Is Dortmund 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 Dortmund?

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 Dortmund.

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


The only European countries that supply untreated tap water to its citizens are Denmark and Italy. Recently, Bulgaria, a country that was among the poorest in the Europe Union before the current recession, was granted access to advanced treatment technology for its drinking water. Now Bulgaria is working hard to make the public aware of the importance of treated drinking water. Authorities in the country are concerned about increasing cases of waterborne illnesses such as typhoid and cholera. As the price of bottled water continues to rise, Bulgarian authorities are working feverishly to provide quality drinking water to all its citizens.

The Bulgarian authorities first noticed the problem back in 1994 when an experimental bacterial treatment facility opened in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. It was meant to test the waters from the nearby river Adriatic. The testing discovered over one hundred and twenty-four different types of harmful bacteria, including e-

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.4 in USD (1.5-liter)


Dortmund tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 11% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 14% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 89% Very High
  • Water Quality 86% Very High

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